Do we really need umbrella bags? And at what cost to the environment? Hong Kong charges .50 (which I think should be higher) for a shopping bag to discourage plastic bag use and encourage bringing your own bag.......but than turns around and puts how many million free bags per year just to cover an umbrella?
Shouldn't there be some way to encourage carrying your own, re-usable umbrella bag....just like the shopping bags.
Or is it because the umbrella bags are non-weight bearing bags, they can be constructed out of a more eco-friendly material? But even if the bags are more eco-friendly...how eco friendly can it be to have millions of plastic bags used for just a short period of time and than thrown away?? I would hope they could all be recycled, but I see most of them thrown in rubbish bins with other trash....
So I ask again....do we really need plastic unbrella bags at the entrance to all buildings?