I was in a bookshop, buying books, and when was offered a plastic bag to put them in I said (very politely) “No thank you.”
“Oh, that’s all right”, said the girl who was serving me, “I’ve really noticed since I started working here a year ago that people don’t want plastic bags any more. Unless it is raining. Otherwise, nobody wants a plastic bag.”
Which rather surprised me. And reminded me of the campaign that a couple of years ago some people here in Farnham tried to launch, to make Farnham a plastic-bag free zone. It seemed not to work then. But now it seems that it is happening, all by itself.
Which also reminds me of one of the principles we developed here in Transition Farnham — our job is not to make everything happen. Our job is to help happen what wants to happen anyway.