I think that EVERY store should do this and actually charge more than a meager 5 cents per bag. We DID NOT buy any bags for our items. I have a whole plastic bag holder FULL of bags at home thank you very much.
All of this is so timely as a friend and I were just discussing waste last week. I was telling her how I went grocery shopping and the teenager who was bagging our groceries had put each of our two milk gallons in a plastic bag (why it has a handle?). I was saying I wish I would have seeen this (corralling toddlers) because I would have mentioned not needing a bag.
Being home and now being on a limited budget has really opened my eyes to how much my family wastes and what I can do to cut down on it.
I see some knit plastic bags in my future.....