The other day, my coworker Jessie was telling me that her New Year's resolution this year is to not use plastic bags.  This struck me as a very smart and sensible resolution.  It's a positive change, it's a bit of a challenge and it's realistically achievable.  Anyway... this reminded me that I've been meaning to purchase these Baggu reusable shopping bags.  I know there are a lot of reusable bags out there right now, but these are the ones I chose to go with.  I like them because they are large (as in they hold a lot of stuff), but fold down to a small wallet size package.  They come in all sorts of wonderful colours and cost $8 each (or $22 for 3 or $38 for 6, if you are really committed).