We suffer under grotesque amounts of interventionist EC regulation, generally misconceived, frequently futile if not actually counter-productive: so one's knee-jerk reaction is negative. (Always a painful manoeuvre, and called upon all too often.)
But, say I, mandatory charging for supermarket plastic bags in England and other countries is long overdue. The pricing mechanism to resolve a nonsensical situation, in its simplest, most effective form. (It even taps into the tax-dodging reflex and people become determined to reject a proffered bag.)
A capitalist speaks.