Attempts to treat the planet with slightly less ecological contempt than usual by introducing a charge on plastic bags has brought Britain to its knees.
Flocks of desperate punters - now forced to fork out the princely sum of 5 pence for a receptacle that takes centuries to decompose - were left anguished by the announcement.
"Worst crack av ever seen in me whole entire life," despaired one Twitter user.
Incredible scenes have unfolded across England since the madness began.
Here are five times plastic bag insanity came to pass.