While checking out at Ikea this weekend, the sign by the registers declared that plastic bags would now cost five cents each.
An asterisk next to the statement led to the footnote saying that the charge was intended to convince customers not to use them anymore (and the nickel would be donated to an ecology group).
The rest of the sign offered a nice, large reusable bag for 59 cents, which is option we took.
I wonder how long it will take for supermarkets to do something similar. Or will that ever happen?
Now, as to the time and effort required to assemble the damn furniture… :-)