Monday saw the introduction of a compulsory 5p charge for plastic bags in UK shops and you'd be forgiven for thinking it was foretold in the Book of Revelations.
While most people saw the reaction as a lot of fuss over nothing, plenty of others were utterly outraged.
Here are some of the more... passionate reactions
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Using the Welsh statistics, an infographic from pesonalise.co.uk predicts that England can expect to use 5.4 billion fewer single use bags and between £425 and £550 million raised for good causes by the 5p charge.
We suspect the nation will cope.
Some people may find the following images upsetting…