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Bag policy hurts smaller retailers

CAN the Executive rethink its bag policy before it's too late? As a small, independent trader, my customer care – the whole ethos of my existence – has been destroyed by mindless decisions.

Fast-food outlets can continue to use polystyrene containers and plastic bags that still plague our environment, yet I must forfeit my practice of offering that special shopping experience. My bags feel like they have been criminalised.

Help retail by giving us back our feelgood factor when we spend our hard-earned cash.

AUDREY BYRNE

Newcastle, Co Down

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