I'm reverting to my old, better, more eco-friendly, recycling ways and have resurrected my canvas shopping bags that have lingered forgotten in a drawer for YEARS. My DIL gave me a neat insulated bag from Whole Foods for cold stuff, too, and I'm bringing my own small paper bags to put produce into. I want to get some string bags for produce soon. I cause confusion (and amusement)at the regular grocery stores...the sackers get a panicky look and always manage to sneak a few things into plastic bags while I'm paying! But, I do go to one store regularly and am trying to use the same checker. I also started sacking my groceries as I shop, then they can unpack them one at a time, scan the food, then know which bag the items should go into. I'm happy to sack my own groceries, too. I'm sure we'll eventually get the routine down and they'll stop looking at me like I'm handing them live snakes...
I'm wrapping my sandwiches for lunch in wax paper(just like Mom used to) and rinsing out/reusing whatever bags I can. I'm still using tall kitchen can bags, especially for the massive amounts of kitty litter we have to dispose of, but am going to buy some that are made of cornstarch that I saw online.
We're doing a much better job of reducing other plastic in our household: buying things like mayo in glass rather than plastic etc., and no more water bottles for work. I'll take an insulated water bottle to refill.
I'm so glad I found the Green Forum; it's great to give and share ideas and get encouragement!