The other day I went into the Walgreen's in my parents neighborhood and was shocked to find they were charging 10 cents for a brown paper bag to put my bought items in. After the cashier rang up my items she left them on the counter. I saw a stack of brown bags by the register and asked her if I could put my items in one. She said it's 10 cents for a bag. I thought, "What? 10 cents? Why? Why isn't it just included in the price of the goods? Why is it separate?" She said it was some kind of new rule. I didn't really feel like digging 10 cents out of my wallet and wasn't going to use my debit card for such a small amount, so I just walked out with the items in my hand. I later found out this is a new anti-waste law in California, but it is the most bizarre rule. Why not just offer a disposable bag for the 10 cents instead of a brown paper bag that will still contribute to waste? Is this happening in your area?