DIARY: Hit or miss -- Freddie bags some plastic

An enormous shopping bag was placed on the statue of the late, great Freddie Mercury last week to discourage people from using those nasty single-use plastic bags.

Freddie Mercury statue
Freddie Mercury statue

The 'Plastic Ain't My Bag' bag, developed by social change movement We Are What We Do, hit the We Will Rock You statue at the Dominion Theatre in London.

It gained coverage in the Evening Standard and - thanks to a plug on the Queen website - the Washington Post. The thesps apparently loved the bag, because 'Freddie was mad about shopping'.

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