A movement of some sort against the use of disposable plastic bags seems to have started over in the United Kingdom, according to this article in today's edition of the Guardian. Apparently, many stores and towns have banned or considering banning the use of disposable plastic bags. Modbury claims to be the first town in the UK to be "plastic bag free". I hope they will keep up with it.
Over here on this side of the Atlantic, the large grocery stores I shop at give a small credit, usually 3-5 cents per bag, when the customers bring their own bags, whether they are paper or plastic. For the last 3 years or so we've been putting our groceries into reusable bags whenever we shop at the Whole Foods Market (or at other stores). The initial cost of the bags was something like $2/bag. I shop there almost every weekend. So, the use of reusable bags starts profiting the earth almost immediately and the 5 cents/bag credit the Whole Foods gives starts profiting the customers after a year.
Plastic bags used once and then thrown away waste resources and pollute the environment, not just on land but also in the oceans. Would you consider switching to reusable bags for the sake of our earth?
Reusable bags filled with all sorts of goodies.