Bag FAQs:

Q: Are bags very common in the retail trade as a convenience for shoppers?

A: Yes, and are often supplied by the shop for free or for a small fee.

Q: Are bags ubiquitous?

A: Yes, and with many people routinely carrying a wide variety of them in the form of cloth or leather briefcases, handbags, and backpacks, and with bags made from more disposable materials such as paper or plastic being used for shopping, and to carry home groceries.

Q: Are bags taxed so the customer must pay a fee where they may not have done previously?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bag often disposed of with its content?

A: Yes.

Q: Were bags attached to "girdles" via a long cord fastened to the waist?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bags still freely available and are dominant?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bags sold?

A: Yes, and typically costing €0.5 to €1, and these may replace disposable bags entirely.