Staring at a carrier bag in my kitchen the other day a thought struck me. I'd recently read that plastic carrier bags can last for up to one thousand years before they degrade!
That's obviously longer than I'll last.
So, years from now (say five hundred years) I'll be long long gone. No-one will remember me or will have heard of me (unless I do something dramatic like shoot Tony Blair - which I probably won't), but that carrier bag, the one in my kitchen (and many others) - will still be around! It will be lying in some landfill site somewhere being gently flicked by the wind and tugged at by Gulls. And I'll be long forgotten.
Makes you think.