LETTER : China flies the Union flag

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The Independent Online
THE supermarket accountants have a lot to answer for. As a result of their drive to reduce costs, plastic carrier bags are to be transported from the other side of the world in order to save 0.3p per bag.

And where will all these bags finish up? In UK landfill sites. It is a great pity that the companies concerned in this failed to take into account, not only the environmental cost, but also the cost to the local economy in Telford. If they had done so, they might have found a better solution.

Peter Fiddeman

Broxbourne, Herts