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While Edinburgh might belatedly be getting onto the bandwagon of banning plastic bags, they might have the decision taken out of their hands by Europe, who are looking to reduce the average 500 bags that each person on the continent uses annually.
Having the entire continent as a plastic-bag-free zone would be an immense achievement, and if it's successful then I would hope that it would spur on the lawmakers both in Europe and in Scotland and the UK.
Gordon of Ban Plastic Bags Edinburgh was on Radio 5 Live on Friday night "debating" the idea with a woman who dug herself a hole and sounded increasingly silly. Normally the BBC balances the callers out, but since all three men (plus Gordon) berated her for her selfishness, I'm assuming that no one actually phoned to defend her position of being able to take a free plastic bag whenever she wanted.
You can hear her making a fool of herself here. It should be queued up ready to go, but if not then the fun starts at the 0:44:30 mark and lasts for 15 minutes.