The Governor of Tennessee is fixin’ to stop the ban-plastic-shopping-bags nonsense in his state. I’ve see this no-plastic crapola in several visits to Colorado, and it’s just a greenie smokescreen that allows grocery chains to charge an extra dime (per bag!) to squeeze the poor and sandbag out-of-towners. No penguins, polar bears, or fuzzy bunnies are saved.
I visited a local Sprouts yesterday, where they showed how reasonable folks steer their customers away from plastic. They offer the alternative of sturdy brown paper bags with attached handles, which make them much more useful at home. And, when they do go into the trash, the ant and termites with decompose them completely. Win-win-win.