# Sunday, 04 November 2007
My local Tesco have stopped making carrier bags freely available at the checkout. I was aware that they were bringing this measure and fully expected to have to pay for the carrier bags after I forgot to take my bag with me. I was quite surprised however, that the bags are still free, the only difference is that you now have to ask the checkout assistant when you need a bag. I’m not really sure this will deter people from using the free carriers bags, it seems like a half measure to me.