You may have noticed that the local supermarkets have started to charge for plastic shopping bags. A green government initiative to reduce the amount of plastic bags being disposed.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this action a little too shortsighted? Every morning when I walk to work (The only true green transport) Arkadia and Scotts supermarket are getting so much free ad space… as they are used for garbage.
When the government issued the fee for plastic bags you would assume that the goal was to reduce the total amount of plastic being circulated? Most of the people I know use the shopping bags as garbage bags, what are 450,000 Maltese citizens going to do now, buy plastic garbage bags??
Or as the clerk at the supermarket said “Mela, I don’t agree to this new thing, ta. I have to ask every customer if they want a shopping bag!!”