Every time I walk into my local grocery store I look over to the check out to see how many people are using reusable bags. I am amazed at how many people are still using the plastic bags. Of course, who am I to talk, my husband uses them only half the time, and I have stopped complaining because I am afraid he'll stop doing the grocery shopping. As much as I hate plastic bags, they seem to be like magnets, they just are everywhere and find a way into your home even if you don't want them. I sort of wish all stores would stop providing free plastic bags. How many times would you forget to bring your bags in from the car or from home if there just wasn't any back up? Maybe once?
Another source of the pesky plastic bag are the ones that come from the pharmacy or drug store or all the other little stops you make in the week.The key is also to keep a bag handy in your purse or on you in some way like in the pocket of the coat you wear so the next time you are in Target or CVS or some other errand other than the grocery store you are prepared.
Good luck kicking the plastic bag habit!