Bag for life ‘a haunting reminder of mortality’

A REUSABLE shopping bag hanging on the back of a cupboard is a grim reminder of its owner’s inevitable death.

The cheap, hessian-type grocery bag is virtually guaranteed to see teacher Emma Bradford into her cold grave.

Bradford said: “The bag for life is, by definition, a bag until death.

“In a way it’s a real relief to know that the next 40 years of packing shopping are covered, but I guess I always presumed deep down that there’d be other bags.

“Instead I have to come to terms with the idea that the bag will be there at my funeral and then will move on and find someone else.

“Every time I unload milk into the fridge door my thoughts turn to man’s great failure, the inevitability of the abyss.

“Disposable plastic bags are much more fun, they just live in the moment. At least in terms of their attitude, I mean obviously they don’t biodegrade for about a billion years.”