With news that Climate Change may destroy civilisation, and that rising oil prices may destroy civilisation and the credit crunch may destroy civilisation, the National Assembly of Wales said, after prayers, that it would tackle plastic bags first.
Nick Stough, leader of the Assembly, had this to say: "Wales wants to be the first country in the world to tackle this heinous affront to the environment."
He went on to say that nearly 0.1% of all litter was plastic carrier bags, and the Keep Wales Tidy Campaign (the acronym is rude in Welsh) would benefit "massively" from less than a percent reduction in litter.
One shopper in Mould was disgusted, "I'll just go shopping in England," she said. "What are they going to do? Arrest me?"
"People who try to circumvent the ban," Stough said, "will be arrested. Our police force don't have enough to do, and won't mind taking time out of their busy schedules of harassing English motorists to arrest people with carrier bags. We will be a world leader!"
When it was pointed out that Bhutan and Bangladesh already have a plastic carrier bag ban in place (despite there not being much in the way of supermarkets in either country), Stough muttered something in Welsh and left the press conference.