Starting on March 1, there will be a ban on plastic bag use in New York. If you go to a grocery store and plan on buying more than an armful of merchandise, better bring your own bags, totes or boxes. I found that the plastic grocery bags make handy trash bags. When the one I have now are used up, I guess I'll have to buy trash bags. Buying something just to throw away seems like an oxymoron to me. Once a nuisance, plastic bags may become a commodity.