A local man has suffered a terrible death after attempting to use reusable bags to carry home his shopping.

The man was overcome with thoughts of how he would possibly manage to execute his grocery shopping without single-use plastic bags, which ultimately led to his untimely death.

Witnesses say the man was “really struggling” with three reusable bags full of shopping after leaving Woolworths.

The man tripped over one bag and then another bag finished him off via strangulation.

“It was such a sad way to go, death by reusable bag strangulation,” said one witness.

“I guess he now knows what it’s like for marine life.”

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