Internet Reacts Hilariously To 5p Charge On Plastic Bags

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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.

But the internet has generally reacted in fine fashion:

This guy had a genuine existential query:

Obviously, somehow refugees are to blame:

The great news is we’ve all become very wealthy:

Mum’s bag hoarding got a whole load of love:

And one for the forgotten heroes:

5p a bag? The end is nigh.