Well, in Kenya, the simple act of carrying a plastic bag could land you in hot water. The world’s toughest plastic bag law has now been passed there and using one could get you up to four years in prison or a whopping great fine of £31,000! According to BBC news, the problem is particularly bad in Kenya with piles of them littering areas and affecting livestock and drinking water.

Meanwhile, a little closer to home, Tesco have promised to scrap the 5p bag altogether and replace with the 10p ‘bag for life’ version and other retailers are expected to follow suit.

But what do you think we should do?