Speaking of which I was reading the comments on articles about plastic bags. It’s a good way to test my belief in this project. While there are always endless statically based rambling debates they’re punctuated with the odd simple truth like this one
“please explain to me what is so difficult about storing a few shopping bags in the back of the car, in your bag, or simply remembering to take them with you when you go shopping…..
In Holland, where I come from, we have not had free plastic bags in supermarkets for decades, and nobody has a problem with it. Believe me, you get used to it, just like you get used to putting your shoes on when you venture outside.
Perhaps you should just get used to doing a bit of planning…..” http://www.guardian.co.uk/discussion/comment-permalink/11858688 is
So all in all the plastic bag collection looks like it’s coming to life.
I’m so happy.
I spent the afternoon working on IEB. On Friday I went to see Sydney Levinson, we worked through the bits of the UnLtd application I’ve had trouble with. He also added some useful bits to parts I thought were perfect. This afternoon I emailed Clive Lampard and Peter Korn asking them how much I need to set aside for them to help with agreeing terms and Licence agreements with landlords and to set up the company.
The boss man from BPI gave me a call and expressed his concerns about the collection getting hijacked by “the Anti-s”. He’s right, I really don’t want this to become a shallow exercise. The key to it becoming something more is the numbers of people involved. It will be quite some feat when a quarter of London each brings their 25 bag stash, but in that event they’ll be deeply aware of their responsibility.