Plastic bags are going out of style pretty fast.
Los Angeles has just joined San Francisco, Israel, Melbourne, China, and most of the African continent (especially Rwanda, Eritrea and a self-declared independent region of Somalia!) in cracking down on plastic bag use. They've decided to ban them all together, effective as of July 2010.
Though this is good news, it may incite some panic. Change is hard. And finding the right, appropriately trendy eco-friendly grocery-toting alternative bag is an ambitious endeavor. But have no fear, there are other options: we came across this great product that allows you to dry (for presumable re-use) your (presumably damp?) pre-existing plastic bag supply by hanging them on an over-designed stick.