Many of us in the UK are already adapting to carrying our own shopping bags around with us, thanks to the 5p carrier bag charge introduced in 2015. In fact, plastic bag usage in the UK has dropped more than 85% since the charge was introduced. It makes sense – plastic bags can take up to 1000 years to decompose and currently litter our planet, both on land and in our oceans. Thankfully, reusable shopping bags now come in a huge range of funky and individual designs. So stock up on some stylish bags, ready for the next time you hit the shops.