I knew this would happen, but I still hate that stupid, flimsy, little plastic bags are taking over my life. It is almost impossible not to get people to double bag whatever it is you buy and there is absolutely nothing you can do with those bags to reuse them. Nothing. I dare you to come up with something practical. They are not strong enough to line a garbage can, you can’t put anything else in them because they probably tore on the way home (or someone knotted the top and you had to tear it open to get to your eggs), and you can't crochet anything with them, even if you think that is useful.
Sometimes I can buy a package of cheese without having it bagged, if I am insistent enough. But that’s about it. Even though I tell people I don’t need a bag, I still get a bag or two. I bring my own bags and I still get plastic bags. And since you buy everything from different people, you end up buying five different items and getting 7 or 8 plastic bags. And half of those will probably end up attached to a tree no matter how carefully I dispose of them.