Many retail stores are moving to recyclable bag incentives. One store in our area has completely stopped carrying plastic grocery bags. You have to bring your own or take your groceries home in paper bags or boxes. Target now gives a 5 cent credit for each bag that you bring. Publix has even replaced my old recyclable bags for free when they start to fray.
I have a whole floor board full of bags on my passenger side. It works great as long as I remember to bring them into the store with me and as long as I don't have passengers up front. They take up room and are often piled in a messy heap. Then they get strewn all over my kitchen after I carry groceries in.
The solution?? Envirosax! These are well, revolutionary. I ordered some off a discount deal of the day website for 50% off. They are all Sesame Street characters, but there is a whole line of different designs and themes. The best thing is that these bags roll up to same length as my cell phone. I can throw them in my purse, in the storage pocket behind the passenger or driver seat, or toss a couple on the floor of the car with plenty of room for a passenger or other bags.
It takes about 5 seconds to roll them back up, and they come with instructions. You trifold them, roll, and snap...and then hide them so said children do not get a kick out of unsnapping them. They have an easy shoulder strap that fits nicely and comfortably over your shoulder. The other thing that I like is that they are very large. Some of my other bags do not expand much and do not hold more that a couple of items. You can load these babies up! Once my other bags wear out, I think these are all I will use.