By Lucy Siegle
Plastic bag use is on the increase and that's very disappointing. After a dip in individual bag use from 2002 to 2009, last year we were back up to getting through 475m a month. But that's so like plastic. Doug Woodring is a campaigner on oceanic plastic litter and the architect of a new "solution" called the Plastic Disclosure Project, in which companies report and reduce their plastic use, similar to carbon reduction programmes. According to him, the plastic problem snuck up on us, "with plastic waste building up in our environment without us really noticing".