After watching a programme on TV regarding the state of the environment - i decided to buy a bag for life. I think i should explain to my American friends what i mean. Well in the USA the brown paper carrier seems to be the most common form of take away bag to carry your groceries etc. Only here in the UK we always use plastic carrier bags which apparently are seriously affecting the environment in which we live. The programme on TV explained how the plastic bags were blown into water and were killing wild life - getting stuck in their throat and wrapped around birds wings etc. If you look around you on a windy day you will see plastic bags strewn all over the place - in gutters, trees on roofs, and basically everywhere. These bags can apparently last for ever as they do not dissolve or die basically. So now in the UK we are advised to buy a bag for life - which is made from a canvas material and folds up tiny into a small pouch. You can carry this around with you in your handbag or pocket instead of using the plastic bags when out shopping. My bag cost just 99p and its great for groceries etc. At least in America the brown bag will die and dissolve as we in the Uk are just not quite getting it right. So come on everybody buy a cheap 99p bag for life and save the wild life and help preserve the environment.