Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Minister gets it wrong on bags

HAVING just listened to the Environment Minister trying to justify the imposition of the 5p bag tax on paper bags, I had to laugh when he said that there were environmental impacts in their manufacture.

All manufacturing has these impacts. To take this to a logical conclusion, all manufacturing should be banned. Go back to the caves. But don't light a fire – it produces carbon dioxide.

ROY EDWARDS

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