I just received my Onya bags today. I'm really impressed with the way they go into a really small pouch which will fit into my handbag. I often forget to take carrier bags with me when going shopping so end up getting new ones. If you click the 'plastic bags are not cool' sign on the main page its shows a list of facts about plastic bags, one of them being that they can get injested by animals who then die. After their bodies decompose the bag is freed to be injested by another animal and so on. Even bags disposed of in the bin can get blown out of landfill and cause hazard for animals. Normally I use carrier bags to line the bin but I don't want to do this anymore after reading what can happen. I can't imagine any plastic being safe for the environment so maybe the best way is to not line the bin with a bag and just tip the rubbish into the big bin as it gets full. I'm going to do that from now on unless anyone has any better ideas. I will try to reuse all my plastic bags until they rip then they can go into the recycling bin. I really don't want anything to do with plastic bags after that. They should be made illegal considering the amount of damage they do
I remember when Tesco had the blue box scheme a few years ago. You would buy the big blue boxes which fit onto a special trolley and you would use the boxes to carry your groceries home. It was scrapped unfortunately, I think because of lack of interest. A shame because it seemed like a really good idea.