The definition of a moron is the person who refuses to get with the program over the plastic bag tax. Asda are the latest supermarket to have to introduce padlocks on trolleys and baskets as idiot consumers insist on not paying the 5p bag tax and not returning a steal basket or trolley or two to make some sort of bizarre point. Just pay the 5p! The bag is worth 5p! You can use the bag again the next time you come!! The other moron is the one that can be seen clutching all his shopping in his arms. He or she doesn’t steal the trolleys and baskets to transport their shopping but seen dropping their shopping all over the floor. What sort of person thinks someone has wronged them for asking 5p for a flipping carrier bag? But these are the same people who will reuse plastic bottles at home to do whatever they need to around the house. Yes, that’s recycling to!
I must admit I don’t take old plastic bags out with me to use to carry my shopping. I pay the bag tax at the till. It’s just practical. OK, I’m advertising Tesco or whatever and I have to pay 5p for the privilege and Tesco probably won’t spend the takings on charity but at least less plastic bags are in circulation overall. It’s interesting to note that the lowest take up of the concept of the plastic bag tax is Marks & Spencer’s customers, a paltry 50% bringing their own bags, clearly showing the logo one of the main reasons they shop there.
So, if you do save your bags then you need somewhere to put them. The Betterware catalogue, the scourge of junk mail haters across the land, has, of course, come up with something that never really needed to be invented to help you recycle your bags. And it’s a pretty simple concept. There area a few designs you can purchase but it’s basically a canvas or plastic like thing with holes at the top to put old bags in and flexi holes near the bottom to pull them out like you would a hot towel dispenser at the airport. It doesn’t sort your plastic bags by size or texture or anything and have the storage to do that but simply excretes a used bag out the bottom like the Queen alien in Aliens 2. You don’t have to put plastic carrier bags in them if you so chose and would be ideal for one or two ciao girls here for the speed that they get through their knickers for some thongs on the go before they rush out. No names but you know who you are. You just hang it on a peg or one of those stick on hangers and fill it up.
When I go around my mums she has post office style pigeonhole shelving with all manner of bags tucked in their for various shopping trips and storage jobs around the house for her recycler. You do wonder if the bag tax actually helps to get rid of any bags if hoarders and mums are going to keep them all somewhere.
I didn’t buy mine form the Betterware people but bought it in a charity shop for a quid so to transport home some other stuff I bought there. Ironic or what. It’s now in my hallway and the home of ALL plastic bags in the house. I don’t like clutter so the bags are there or the highway. You can stuff quite a few in but don’t expect the right size to come out where you want it to. Its only real purpose is to fill product gap that certain people will fill by buying something they don’t really need. That’s what women do. That’s why there are so many plastic bags out there. Women need to buy stuff. As 70% of all purchases on the planet are made by women then they are the problem of pollution and its littering, not buying plastic bags, which is the real issue. Those dolphins choking away in the Bahamas are dyeing because your mom went to the COOP to ‘get some bits’.
Leaving my pegs out on the line constantly for around 18 months left them in a sorry state and most of them ended up snapping and were useless. After that incident I promised myself to take better care of the pegs and bought this peg bag from Betterware.
The peg bag has quite a nice, trendy appearance with different coloured stripes going all of the way down the bag. There was a choice of either this bag or a peg bag with a rose type design, I personally thought the rose style was more aimed at an older audience and preferred the stripes. There is a hole towards to top of the bag to put pegs in and retrieve them again. At the very top of the bag is a thin hook that simply hooks over your washing line to keep it up.
The hole in the top of the peg bag isn't very wide, I can only take one peg out at a time which is quite annoying when I'm hanging up bigger stuff as it just dangles from the washing line until I get another peg out.
My washing line has seen better days and the wires are drooping where I've placed heavy washing on different lines. This means that when the peg bag is hooked onto the washing line it tends to glide down until it reaches the middle of that particular wire, I've managed to get round this by placing a peg either side of where I want it to hang to keep it in one place.
Since using the peg bag, I have noticed my pegs are still in a pristine condition even though I leave the peg bag outside all of the time. When it gets to winter again I'll bring the peg bag in with the pegs inside so the pegs wont have to deal with a weather beating in the colder months.
I purchased this peg bag from my local Betterware agent when it was on sale for just £1.99 instead of £2.99. I don't think this is a bad price for keeping my pegs in a good condition, the only thing I would of liked is a bigger hole so I didn't have to get the pegs out one by one.
I'm a bit of a sucker when magazines come through my door and I tend to make a small purchase to support them which is now why I have told them all not to leave me the books anymore.
I bought this bag from the Betterware book and it cost about £3 at the time which was my aim really to just a small purchase. The bag was then delivered to my door a couple of weeks later wrapped in a p-lastic bag which I simply cut to open, The bag is rectangular in shape but not far off square and is mainly red in colour, the bag has stripes of red, lime green and white on it so is nice and bright. The bags size is 34 x 28cm.
The bag is made of quite stiff fabric and has a small opening about an inch from the top for you to put your hand in to remove the pegs, the hole isn't really very big and I have been know to struggle pulling the pegs out of it along with my hand if I try to pick out a few pegs at a time. The top of the bag has a plastic coated wire hook like a coat hanger to place over your washing line.
The peg bag is pretty strong and tends to get left on the line along with the pegs to be honest as I am too lazy to keep putting them back in the bag, the bag is suitable for the job although to keep it in place on the line I have it behind a peg as otherwise it slips along the line and annoys me. I don't really have much use for the peg bag since like i say I tend to leave the pegs on the line apart from when I hang out large towels when I want the pegs out of my way.
The bag holds a couple of packets of pegs easily and the weather hasn't faded it although it is now getting a little dirty which is easily solved by removing the wire and then placing through the washing machine I just need to get round to doing it.