George Carlin, the late great American comedian, said that when future generations look back on this age they will refer to it as the age of “plastic.”
He is probably right. I recently escaped from the cramped halls and corridors of Mercado Vince, where the woman at the checkout counter (the cashier?) loaded up the people before me with so much plastic I could not believe it. She used a plastic bag for each item, so it seemed.
So, I asked her, “Does the management ask you to use as many plastic bags as possible?”
“Yes,” she answered. “They do.”
It makes perfect sense. Each bag is emblazoned with the word Mercado Vince on the side.
Here is a picture taken of a beach in Asia, documenting the damage that plastic does.