Ecosilk Bags – 1999 to 2019 – twenty years on…

By Emily Hay 1 st September 2019 In the winter of 1999, something inside my brain suddenly shifted, and I decided to make my own shopping bags. I was sick of having cupboards full of plastic bags that I did not need, or could not find a use for, but was loath to...

A critique of ‘Bag for Good’

By Emily Hay, 7 th October 2018. On July 1 st , the major supermarkets implemented their new policy of banning single use plastic shopping bags. One of the alternative bags provided for sale at the checkout is called a ‘Bag for Good’, costing 99 cents, made from...