Here in Portland we have the plastic bag ban. And I always forget about it until they put my stuff in a paper bag and I gotta struggle to get everything in the house in one trip. I'll take every bag in one trip with plastic bags... even if it does cut of circulation to my hands. lol.
This grocery store in Vancouver (Canada not you Vancouver, WA)... is trying a new way to get people to not WANT to use disposable plastic bags. They've had new bags made up with embarrassing statements and logos on them. Things like "Adult Video" / "Wart Care" / "Herpes Medicine" / etc.