M&S deserves credit for plastic bags move

I D like to single out for praise Marks and Spencer for their innovation over plastic bags. They ve introduced a charge of 5p per bag, which is donated to charity. So often, with the best will in the world, we mean to take old bags out to the shops with

I'D like to single out for praise Marks and Spencer for their innovation over plastic bags. They've introduced a charge of 5p per bag, which is donated to charity.

So often, with the best will in the world, we mean to take old bags out to the shops with us but we forget. It's amazing how that 5p surcharge registers and changes behaviour.

As another supermarket chain reminds us: ''Every Little Helps!''. How true! Thank you to M & S for showing the way.

Let's hope lots of local shops will volunteer to follow their lead and not wait for compulsion.

Cllr Paul Braithwaite

(Lib Dem) Cantelowes ward, Camden Council