Good God what is it with the English? Us Welsh folk have had bag charges for years now. yes initially pissed off, I mean - it's a carrier bag we pay for that through our goods surely? But here in God's own country, (yes Wales ) it's generated £22 MILLION !! And all for charity. That's worth it. But oh no, the shoppers and shops themselves in England, are crying out - there'll be mass confusion, people will lost tempers at the tills, people will be confused and don't know what to do.. Basically mass chaos throughout the country. Confusion Over 'Complicated' Plastic Bag Law Plastic bag charges in England: will there be 'chaos' at the shops? it's not hard to digest my brethren - you shop, you need bags (as you left all your good ones at home tut) so you pay 5p for them.. Simples! Now what REALLY pees me off, is the charge here in Wales is for plastic bags right? So why is it, when you go to a McDonald's (rare here as we don't really believe in it) and they ask you when in the drive-thru if you want a bag for 5p. Great.. but these bags are recycled paper and available to BE recycled, so why do they charge when it's for plastic bags to increase recycling and reduce plastic waste/use.. Not PAPER bags that are 1, recycled and 2, can be recycled again. What gives?? bastids! Your thoughts guys? esp our friends across the water in England.... Scotland and NI have been doing this, like us too - for years.