We are soon going to be drowning in a sea of plastic bags. I work at a store and see that it would be very easy for everyone to bring a reusable bag from home, if only there was incentive to remember it. People need this cash penalty incentive to reduce our useless waste. Plastic bags are often only used once and then left to pollute our streets and waterways, harming wildlife and destroying natural aesthetic. We an do much better as a society and we need the government to lead the way with this bag fee. Don't let corporate greed cloud your decision making. Plastic bag manufacturers must evolve with the needs of our society and make products out of recycled plastic material for the next generation.