Nowadays I see people putting as little as two items in a plastic bag, putting a jug of milk (which has it’s own handle) into the plastic bag, and no one thinks this is strange. Well, I think it’s strange. People need to learn how to put more items in the bags and arrange items so that cold stuff is with cold stuff, food with food, and not bag everything that comes across the line.
We worried about the impact of paper use but now there is so much recycled paper, making paper bags shouldn’t be too expensive. Plastic bags are recyclable but for those that don’t, a plastic bag doesn’t rot like a paper bag will. Just my two cents.