Let the ecologists adopt the poverty-stricken life-style of Eastern Europe if they choose. Let them go about like old Russian grandmothers in Moscow, with an ever-present shopping bag and herring jar, if that is what they like. Let them pick through garbage pails while pretending that they live in a spaceship–"spaceship Earth", they call it–rather than in the richest country of the planet earth. But there is absolutely no sane reason why anyone should or needs to live this way, and certainly not in modern America. Above all, let them keep their peculiar values to themselves and not seek to impose them on the rest of us by the enactment of laws.
Plastic bags have been banned in the town I live in! S'all paper or reusable now.