I don't believe plastic is inherently evil and I find it unfortunate when that gets suggested by some activists. What I would like to see, and what I think would go a long way towards solving many problems associated with plastic, is a more judicious use of the material. As pointed out above, plastic has legitimate applications that are useful and valuable. It should be used for those and only those.
Can't agree more. The outrage from some people over plastic use has gone too far - as plastic has plenty of legitimate uses.
Clearly many of the people who complain have never visited a UK supermarket - literally 95% of produce is prepackaged.
You could apply similar to the outrage by anti-environmentalists at any attempt to clean up and fix our environment. It is very evident on these forums.