29
May-2007

The alternative not a plastic bag bag

London   /  

Thanks Style Bubble for alerting us to the “I’m not a smug twat” bag, designed apparently in opposition to the “I’m not a plastic bag”, the (supposedly) environmentally friendlier alternative to the plastic bag. I for one am getting a little peeved at the sudden “pressure” being brought to bear on us lowly types to reduce our carbon footprint, recycle or be damned (charged), by the “we’re only going to remove your rubbish once every fortnight”, brigade.

Good Intentions go a long way but there is more to do

I am not slating the makers of the “I’m not a plastic bag” bag. At least their intentions were, on the face of it, honourable. The rest, politicians, local councils and large chains are jumping on a bandwagon that the likes of Greenpeace and other environmental groups have been pushing for decades.

You have to wear in your credentials.

Call me cynical but I don’t believe for a minute that Tony, James, et al are interesting in making our world a better place to live. If they did, they and their forbears, as representatives of the two leading political parties, who between then have been in government for all of my …erhem… years, would have been implementing greener policies from the get-go, not throwing out a raft of press releases everyday trying to make us believe that they are concerned.

You can’t put on a green tie one day and expect everyone to immediately consider you a green candidate, council or party. You’ll will be perceived as a fraud.

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