So what do you do with the plastic bags that you get at the grocery store? Do you recycle them?
"I recycle them at my house," said George Marks of Harrisburg as he loaded his groceries into his trunk. "But I have people that I know that I give them to...they reuse them."
Well here's something that may prompt people to reuse them at the grocery store. State Senator Daylin Leach has introduced a bill that would add $.02 to your receipt for every bag you use at the grocery store.
"That I don't approve of," said Joyce Murray as she finished a shopping trip to Karns. "I mean, after all, we're paying over the top for groceries any more. That would have to be debatable."
Thomas Jones, the assistant manager at the Karns store on Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township, said there won't be rejoicing in the aisles over that idea.
"I don't think it would go over well with some of the customers. I don't think it would," Jones said. "Some people don't want to pay for mostly anything. And two cents is just too much for some people."
"I just think that sometimes we're using a lot of plastic bags," said Karns cashier Julie Marsh. "Actually I prefer paper or to bring your own bag in."
That's an idea that many environmentally-minded people have already embraced.
"It will definitely be an incentive to bring reusable bags like we use," said Chris Kelly of Harrisburg.
"I think it's a good idea," said Chris's wife, Jennifer. "Plastic bags create a big dump on the environment. It's so easy just to keep these in the trunk of your car."