True but that was a generation or two ago. Almost like a lost civilisation.
And string bags to let the soil from your loose potatoes out.
Hope it will be rolled out everywhere.
In many USA chains, there are plastic bags next to the packaged meat and fish to keep the liquid from spilling onto other items in the shopping cart;
that happens with some regularity as when you touch some of the packages they are wet to the touch (and you will need a hand sanitizer to boot after
such an encounter).
I use canvas shopping bags and over time the bottom of the bags are soiled from some item that leaked. Furthermore if you used paper bags, you would run the risk of the leak overflowing onto the car floor/boot/wherever and ending up with a foul smell.
Does this mean they will go back to using glass bottles for things such as HP Sauce? I hope so - I miss HP sauce but refuse to buy anything in a plastic bottle.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I am very happy to see things in paper bags and glass. Time was when the butcher used to wrap
your meat in several layers of paper.
Who remembers eating Fish and Chips out of old newspaper? Recycling at it's best!