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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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