France is usually towards the head of the race when it comes to all things 'environmental'.
You probably heard recently that our supermarkets are no longer allowed to throw away food; These bags are another example of public environmental awareness.
I bought a couple of small purple tinged Turnips recently, and noticed that the bags on offer were totally different to the usual ones. They are very silky to the touch, and are printed with a message saying that they can actually be COMPOSTED.
I tried never to use the old plastic bags; I just stuck the price label on whatever I was buying. Now I shan't feel too guilty if I'm forced to use a bag.
It will go into my compost bucket, and help to grow next year's Tomatoes. Bravo!