Other big-news places to have banned the bag are Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and tons of cities in California.
|Corvallis' own 500-Bag Monster|
So why ban the bag?
And the U.S. alone uses 380 billion of them a year.
I find reusable fabric grocery bags in stores at $1 apiece, and I have three that I use every week. It's easy to keep them in my car or right by the door. And I grew up with my mom holding on to paper bags to reuse them rather than using plastic bags every week.
It's not hard to give it up, even though it's what we are used to. So I'll issue you a challenge, dear reader. Do you have paper or fabric bags? Try bringing them with you for the next week. If you can do that, try it for the next month. And know that you can lessen YOUR impact just by making this quick change.