Talk about an excellent new year’s resolution!! Italy banned single use plastic shopping bags at the start of the year. Imagine if the entire US made that commitment. Oregon is considering the same ban and many towns and cities in California have instilled the ban, including parts of LA. Personally, I can’t remember the last time I took a plastic bag. I keep a stash of cloth bags in the car and for my daily walks have those great little Chico bags that clip to anything with a little carabiner. When was the last time you took a plastic bag?