You’ve seen the devastating reports of animals mistaking plastic for nutritious food. The news from the Pacific Islands about the Albatross is heart-rending. You know plastic does not break down for a bazillion years and turtles and birds try to eat it. Please, please, please buy the stupid bag at the grocery or recycle the paper bags or use all the swag you get at conferences. For heavens sake, if you cannot afford cloth bags, let me know I have dozens in my car at all times. I have been using string bags since my hippie-dippie days. They hold more than plastic and you can throw them in the washing machine. I know I’m preaching to the choir, but if you know someone who is still using plastic; try to influence them.