Last Wednesday I went on a supermarket tour; the idea was to learn to read labels, to know what's not on labels, and a highlight on the difference between Australian labels and ours, as a lot of our food come from Australia, among other countries. At the end of the tour, we got a goodie bag.
I've seen these before, but hadn't had one because yonks ago I bought some nice cotton ones shaped like a plastic shopping bag. From a distance the logo looked like a green-lipped mussel, which is a specialty of the region. I realized Thursday morning that it was a smiley plastic bag!
We're trying to get rid of plastic bags, yeah? So, why use a happy plastic bag as a "mascot"? It's like anti-whalers using a cute harpoon, or gun-control lobby using a smiley pistol as their symbols, I thought... Any other examples?
No matter, I'm not against recyclable bags...