The hypocrisy of collecting shopping bags finally it has been extended to almost all supermarkets and hypermarkets, flying at all times the flag of environmentalism and waste reduction, which is great for the gallery, when in reality the reasons are not those.
I speak of hypocrisy because although it is totally true that collecting the bags reduces their consumption and, therefore, the waste they cause, it is no less true that Of all the plastic savings measures that could be taken, it has the least real impact on the environment and, curiously, the only one that has a direct economic impact on the consumer and not on the establishment.
Before getting into the subject, I also want to clarify that This new policy falls under the National Integrated Waste Plan, and that my complaint is not against that measure, but rather that it is something totally anecdotal given the enormous amount of plastic that is unnecessarily spent on packaging of all kinds and because, of all the plastic that I take from the supermarket, the shopping bag was the only thing he reused (as a garbage bag).
The important issue is that if supermarkets and hypermarkets truly have as much ecological awareness as they want us to believe, it lacks any logic that I, in my brand new raffia bag or my wonderful shopping cart, instead of bulk products wrapped in thin bags or paper, goal meat and vegetables packed in trays porexpan, which looks like the most biodegradable.
Not to mention the excessive packaging of many other products, like the “saving packs” wrapped in even more plastic, to give a flagrant example, or that the returnable containers have disappeared from the face of the earth, thereby encouraging not recycling, but reuse, which is much better .
But apparently that does not matter, because they prefer that I buy six hamburgers in their tray to buy the four that I need, or a kilo of lemons when I only want two. Basically because it is better for the customer to pay more than what he needs and then have to throw it away, although that entails endorsing a tray that a thousand years later still does not decompose.
Obviously, consumers are also partly to blame, preferring to pass as an exhalation through the supermarket taking trays to stand in line at the counter of the butcher shop or the greengrocer. But that does not detract from a bit of hypocrisy to fill your mouth talking about the wonderful reduction of waste that involves collecting shopping bags (if people do not pay them, of course), when there is much more to reduce inside the interior Supermarket.
If to all that we add the fact that many people reused those bags as garbage bags, with which then take to the container the disproportionate amount of plastic that came along with your food, then you can understand that I think it's a tease to pretend to collect the shopping bags under the umbrella of environmentalism without taking any other action (equally drastic) accordingly.
NOTE: Allow me to rid supermarkets and supermarkets of super savings (for calling them somehow), which have always charged the bags, but for reasons of cost reduction that have always been clear