Hard as we may try, some people just don’t make it easy for us to do the right thing for the environment. This evening I bought a pair of winter gloves at Sears, and the cashier insisted I had to use the plastic Sears bag instead of the cloth bag I brought with me. She told me it was for “security” reasons. I suggested that having the receipt with me should be good enough, and that I just didn’t want to waste the plastic bag. She said, “Well, I have to put it in this bag, and then you can put that in your own bag if you like. You know you can just put it in the compost or whatever when you get home”. Huh?!