I agree that retailers should stop using the plastic bags. However the consumer should first understand the rules associated with the reuseable bags. I am a security officer for a retail chain and my concern is consumers using the bags to shop. You should never place items you intend to buy in the bags while shopping. The stores have carts and baskets for this purpose. We spend 65% of our day watching people who shop with these bags due to the fact that there are people who are using these bags to steal. So yes the new reusable bags are great as long as consumers use them for the purpose intended.