Developing nation or forward thinking nation?

The damage plastics cause in our environment are well known with one of the biggest problems being plastic carrier bags. They have been banned in Italy, some parts of America and India, oh no mention of the UK. Come on Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda put your heads together and let's make a difference.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-12-17/bhubaneswar/30528303_1_polythene-ban-microns-plastic-bags