In case you were unaware, a new law has come into place meaning shops in England are going to start charging 5p for plastic bags, and some people didn’t take the news well.
Neither did the tabloids, with the Daily Mail and The Mirror predicting ‘plastic bag chaos’. This is perhaps surprising from the Mail, as they have spearheaded a campaign to get supermarkets to charge for bags for six years.
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) October 5, 2015Advertisement
But the internet has generally reacted in fine fashion:
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) October 5, 2015
GETTING PEOPLE TO DO THIS IS LITERALLY THE WHOLE POINT OF THE CHARGE YOU LOBOTOMISED SHITLARKS pic.twitter.com/4LtEwT7Jat
— anandamide (@anandamide) October 5, 2015
— Dean Burnett Xmas (@garwboy) October 5, 2015
This guy had a genuine existential query:
If someone's plastic bag rips at the store and they have paid for the bag. Do they get a refund or exchange? #plasticbags
— Kishan (@KishanU14) October 5, 2015
Obviously, somehow refugees are to blame:
No joke today my dad started charging for plastic bags and one of his customers blamed it on refugeesAdvertisement
— Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani) October 5, 2015
The great news is we’ve all become very wealthy:
Realising you've got about fifty grand's worth of plastic bags under your kitchen sink.
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) October 5, 2015
Mum’s bag hoarding got a whole load of love:
Mums everywhere are reaching for the bag full of bags that previously held no purpose and are holding them aloft like Simba. #plasticbags
— Dunners (@the_dunners) October 4, 2015
Aren't you happy that your mum kept the draw of plastic bags? #plasticbags
— Faite Djema (@Perfect_Jem) October 5, 2015
My mum has been preparing for this day for time! The amount of old plastic bags she has😭
— Uncle Fred™ (@Nigel_Dench) October 5, 2015
And one for the forgotten heroes:
This tweet is dedicated to those who work in retail who are going to have to put up with the angry moron that refuses to pay 5p #plasticbags
— David Wriglesworth (@Wriggy) October 5, 2015
5p a bag? The end is nigh.