Express cries foul over Daily Mail plastic bag campaign

The Daily Express attacks rival title the Daily Mail today for its “hypocrisy” on the issue of plastic bags.

The Mail launched a campaign against disposable plastic bags earlier this year, which has been nominated for a Press Gazette award.

The Express today complained that Mail parent company DMGT owns a firm which produces plastic bags – the High-Speed Bagging Company – and pointed out that the Mail on Sunday and Mail titles both regularly use plastic bags wrappers.

The article appears under the fictional “house” byline of Brendan Abbot , a character who generally appears as the author of any anti-Daily Mail stories which appears in the Express.

“Abbot” reports postmaster Steve Denham, from West Sussex, saying: “It’s two faced. At least with the plastic bags from supermarkets, they do sometimes get reused.”

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