So riddle me this. While all of this is going on, why am I received more and more cheap plastic bags through my letterbox, with requests for clothes donations from everybody from the Sally Army to Save the Children? In the last week, I have received 9 sack sized plastic bags, and this is not exceptional. That is far more plastic than I would have ever have used in carrier bags before I started carrying a “for-life” shopping bag.
I am sympathetic to the charities, but few people could possibly have so many clothes that they can have a clear-out every week. My solution, uncharitable though it seems, is to stop buying bin bags, and to line my kitchen bin with the charity bags instead. I seem to have an endless supply, and if anything they are better quality.