The suggestion about drugs involvement was only ever just that though, no proof. Possibly just a police excuse.Blimey! all that for an ice-cream cone (with extra topping ).
It was an old stats lecturer of mine who came out with the correlation,
now that you mention the turf wars.......................wasn't there a British film made about it, possibly Italians in the turf war???
Bag for life makes sense though. I paid for a reusable one at Sainsburys, and when it eventually wears out they replace it free. That greatly reduces the plastic bag usage for a single small charge, and I find they last a long time, a year at least in my case.
I have two with my utility bike and two in each car so they are always available.
Ahh yes Duncan came to mind when you mentioned a Glaswegian origin, not bad for someone who didnt have a bank account until 30 years of age.............his fortune made by sheer hard work and determination of courseThe suggestion about drugs involvement was only ever just that though, no proof. Possibly just a police excuse.
Dangerous ground anyway, a certain Duncan Ballantyne of the "Dragons Den" TV program first made his fortune with those ice cream vans before moving into the fitness industry, and I believe he has around a quarter of a billion pounds available to sue anyone though the courts.
Not sure about the film.
Did France ever have a disposable bag culture to wean off?Here in France none of the supermarkets give bags - everyone has sturdy bag for life type and you just get used to having some in the car and the bike panniers. I must say it seems unproblematic to me.
I agree, and there are other considerations. I still take the odd disposable, not for my shopping but for my refuse. Single, I recycle wherever possible so only have a disposable bag quantity of refuse a week at most, making the use of a large plastic binbag wasteful and worse environmentally. Since a third of all London households are single, the rest of the country fast catching up and from observation many using the disposable bags as I do, the gains from getting rid of them might not be too realI believe they have demonised plastic bags, without taking into consideration the plastic packaging contained therein.
Very poor! Might be ok in the USA where they often have staff to carry stuff out to one's car conveniently parked in front of the supermarket, but often not so suitable elsewhere where people often walk from a supermarket with a bag or two. That's not practical if walking with handle-less bags, even less so when it's raining as it so often does our side of the Atlantic, the paper bags then falling apart.BTW ROI now issues paper bags as a substitute
I hear banana leaves and sphagnum moss will be in high demand againI agree, and there are other considerations. .
True, maybe we should adopt the american way of Chevy V8 and park out front.Very poor! Might be ok in the USA where they often have staff to carry stuff out to one's car conveniently parked in front of the supermarket, but often not so suitable elsewhere where people often walk from a supermarket with a bag or two. That's not practical if walking with handle-less bags, even less so when it's raining as it so often does our side of the Atlantic, the paper bags then falling apart.
They really haven't thought this through.
traffic cop from the village people?
As one who was there at the time I can tell you in all seriousness that SOME of the ice cream vans were selling tenner wraps of smack. A very lucrative business, indeed.The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars were conflicts in the East End of Glasgow in Scotland in the 1980s between rival ice cream van operators, over lucrative territory and suggested use of ice cream vans as a cover for selling drugs. The conflicts involved daily violence and intimidation, and led to the deaths by arson of several members of the family of one ice cream van driver and a consequent court case that lasted for 20 years. The conflicts generated widespread public outrage, and earned the Strathclyde Police the nickname the "serious chimes squad" (a pun on Serious Crime Squad) for its perceived failure to address them.
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