We've talked before about how plastic bags are the devil. On the other hand, a brand new reusable canvas bag has its own environmental impact.
So...no plastic bags, but you don't want to buy something new, what do you do?
The other day, my friend Gary dropped off a couple of reusable cloth bags he'd made which I thought were really cool. Each bag was just an old tank-top teeshirt sewn closed at the waist. The shoulder straps became the handles.
That's it: the ultra-cool reusable shopping bag!