It is so hard to get baggers to use the reusable bags we bring with us to the grocery store rather than the plastic bags. Last night we went to the grocery store and put our reusable bags on the very front like we always do. Well the bagger started putting our produce in plastic bags. He was chatting to some customer and we had to say we brought our own bags like 5 times and finally wave them in his face to get him to use them. Then he put like 3 items in that bag and 4 items in the other (including the milk, which doesn't need to be bagged), and was like, "is plastic okay for the rest?" We had like 10 items total, our bags were definitely big enough for everything. So I noticed he'd bagged the milk and told him to take the milk out and put everything else in there instead. So the perfectly clean plastic bag that had held the other stuff, he balled it up and threw it away. People!
I'm certainly not a green Nazi, but I try to make a difference in little ways I can. Like using our $1 from Garden Ridge bags to put groceries in. Which actually makes our life easier because I can put one on each shoulder and get my groceries in in one trip (maybe 2), rather than at least 3 or so with plastic bags. But even when they actually use my bags, they still like to wrap each individual packet of meat in its own plastic bag. Sigh. No wonder we're ruining the planet; people just don't get it.