Plastic bags are really convenient! But they are toxic and clog our environment. We need to let go of the convenience and embrace a more accepting nature - that using cloth bags is simpler and more sustainable.
It should be mandatory that paper bags be offered in place of plastic. Paperbags are not strong enough for some items. I have reuseable grocery bags that I use as laundry bags also but they take up room some people may not have. Also plastic grocery bags make great trash bags. Paperbags are great for covering books, making birthday cards, etc but there are only so many trees and our Earth has been stripped of too many trees that took hundreds of years to grow. Reuseable bags of cotton cloth is a solution, but you guys need to focus on reducing waste and recycling. Newspaper n paper bags are good as packaging materials and most fire departments have recycle bind for aluminium, newspapers and plastic