Why is it that when people hand me something in a bag that I purchased and I say I don’t need a bag (after earlier informing them of this when making my purchase), they look at me like I’m an alien from another planet? I swear the look on their face is like "You mean I have to open the bag, take your stuff out, and fold up the bag so it can be re-used later?" After emptying the bag, you can tell they almost want to throw the bag in the garbage instead of folding it up but I usually stand there long enough to ensure that they do fold it up and put it away.
It’s sad that we live in a such a disposable culture. As I said before, each person locally changes the world globally. It may seem like an insignificant action you’re doing but collectively with many people doing it, it does make a difference, for better or worse.