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Should the US start charging for grocery bags?

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In some parts of Europe, including here in Germany, grocery stores either assume you will bring your own bag, or if you don't buy much, just hand-carry your groceries to the car. You can get plastic or paper bags, but there is usually a small charge for them. It seems to cut down on the very wasteful practice of accumulating these cheap, plastic sacks. I know some places recycle them, but most people just throw them away.

Should American grocery stores stop giving bags away for free, and start charging you for them?