In case you haven't been to the grocery store this year, don't be shocked when you receive a 5 cent charge for each plastic bag you require at checkout. Luckily, as a frequent shopper at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's I rarely have that problem and I always re-use those bags for trash later in the week.
In fact, I'm pretty anti-plastic bags and haven't bought trash bags since college. So jump on the green train and invest in a few canvas totes like these shown to take to the grocery store. Giant and Safeway also sell re-usuable totes at 99 cents for patrons. Learn more on the new law HERE.