© istockphoto [dim_it:pic_desc]The perfect shopping bag does not exist; what is crucial is reuse. “Reuse is the best alternative!” is how the German environmental agency summarises the situation. What is important to combat is not plastic but the throw-away mentality: irrespective of what it is used for, plastic is a valuable material that does not belong in the dustbin after it has been used once. [/dim_it:pic_desc]