© istockphoto [dim_it:pic_desc]“Plastic bags are the most excessive expression of consumer society”, the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” criticises. While the environmental organisation “Robin Wood” adds: “Plastic bags don’t belong on rubbish dumps; they should instead become a thing of the past – as quickly as possible”. The image of plastic bags has been ruined ever since the environmental movement succeeded in ingraining the slogan “jute instead of plastic” in the hearts and minds of many people. They are bought and used even so; after all, they are practical and convenient. [/dim_it:pic_desc]