Plastic Bags, Ranked: What's the Best 5p Supermarket Carrier Bag?

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

If you haven’t heard yet, what the hell have you been up to for the last 24 hours or so? Shoppers in England now have to pay 5p for plastic bags, and everyone’s really pissed off about it.

Before you blow your top, we should mention that it’s an environmental decision, with all money raised set to go to charitable causes, rather than some fat cat's swollen wallet. After all, while many of us love reusing them as bin liners, thousands of these non-biodegradable hell's angels unfortunately end up injuring or killing animals, as well as damaging the environment, taking decades to break down.

Still, we’d like to know what your favourite supermarket carrier bag is. After all, with the introduction of these new fees, we want you to get the best rustle for your buck.

Are you a fan of Tesco’s classic patriotic design or do you prefer the translucency of Waitrose’s finger-slicer? We’re expecting M&S plastic bags, famous for their tactile finish, to conjure up strong feelings too, though the less said about Sainsbury’s weak, garish, pathetic excuses for bags, the better. Or not. Your call.

Image credit: White Plastic Bag via Shutterstock