When it comes to sacrifice to help the environment, Ikea shoppers are the same as everyone else: contradictions. Even if they sacrifice a nickel. Household goods retailers charge 5 cents per plastic cash register bag, and customers are either happy that Ikea has done something positive for the planet, either annoyed that they had to hand over anything for a fragile little bag or a combination of both. \"It\'s ridiculous,\" said WillSisto, who balanced 12 wine glasses and two glasses while traveling to the car in Costa Mesa, California. Recently, the store caused a lot due to sprained ankle care. \"I\'m not going to pay anything to get a bag. \"In a larger business campaign that is greener than others, Ikea has been praised by environmental activists as the Swedish chain is the first major retailer in the United States to price on ubiquitous bags, these bags are made of thin and flexible plastic film that blocks the landfill and does not break down easily, choking wildlife. The reputation for non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags has only recently emerged, but the war against it is growing rapidly. The bags will be completely banned in San Francisco this fall, and similar embargo is being considered in other jurisdictions. A California law that came into effect this month requires large grocery stores and pharmacies to recycle plastic bags returned by customers and provide reusable bags for purchase. Plastic bags are so notorious that reusable means of transport for groceries exist. Businessman Joe sold a canvas bag for $2. 99, while luxury retailer Hermes is asking for $960 to buy a piece of silk. Ikea\'s oversized tote bag, called a large blue bag, costs 59 cents. Even at such a price, some will not give Ikea a break, complaining about the store charging for something that should be free. The company tries to understand. \"It\'s a change; This is a new way of thinking . \" \"There is a certain degree of discomfort in any change. \"We want people to make smart choices,\" she added . \" To encourage them, Ikea posted a slogan near the checkout counter saying: \"The world uses trillions of plastic bags every year. Unfortunately, most people end up in garbage, oceans, or trees. . . They will disappear forever. \"These signs suggest people buy reusable toterather instead of dropping 5 cents on plastic, but please note, every penny spent on plastic went to Washington, D. C. for planting trees to offset carbon dioxide emissions. Kim Russo, a 38-year-old design consultant, said asking people to be prepared for plastic \"makes you aware of waste \". \"If you have to buy these bags, you will come up with creative ways to get your stuff out,\" said Laguna Niguel, Calif . \". Resident, he bought a basket of plants and used it to bring her other things to her car. \"I think it\'s great. \"So is Pat Smith in Long Beach, California. Smith, 51, an airport ground operations supervisor, said his family had developed the habit of plastic bags, which in some way lacked admirable things. \"We will save them before we get a bunch of empty bags, and then we will sell them because we won\'t use them,\" he said. \"We had a very nice green and blue balloon and we were hanging out. \"According to Ikea, Americans throw away about 100 billion polyethylene plastic bags a year, less than 1% of which are recycled, the company\'s goal in the United States is to reduce customers\' annual plastic bag consumption by at least 50% in the first year of the project to 35 million. Ikea is working towards that goal, Mr. Lee said. ( Last year, after Ikea launched the project in the UK, the number of bags used dropped by 95%. ) Compared with other countries, the United States lags behind the curve. Dan Jacobson, an environmental legislation analyst in California, Los Angeles, said that reusable bags in stores are taken for granted in many places. \"Our society must get used to what they do in other countries. . . . The decision at checkout has always been: Paper or Plastic? . . . The best answer is the reusable bag. \"In Ireland, stores charge 15 centsper plastic bags, said Mark Murray, executive director of the California opposition waste organization, a saraman focused on waste production and recycling. It is almost certain that this will put Americans into tension. \"I think some people will swallow 5 cents, but at some point 15 cents start to accumulate,\" Murray said. \"It doesn\'t seem like a big deal to make shoppers unhappy. Last week, at Ikea in Costa Mesa, Reina vidosco grabbed a large blue bag and didn\'t waste any time using it, fill it with a box of knives and oven gloves with a trash can, floor lamp, shower curtain. But she was not entirely happy, saying Ikea\'s policy was \"a bit strange \". \"We are already buying products\"year- The old admin said: \"Then they want us to buy bags and take the product out of the store. Her friend Raquel Perez is 25. year- She threw a trash can, a bowl, a vegetable board, a Tupperware, a knife sleeve and a shower curtain into her reusable bag and said, \"I think On the other hand, Terra Wolf says she appreciates what Ikea is doing, especially given the waste she sees at her IKEA store. \"I went into a supermarket and bought three things and came out with six bags,\" 60year- Said the old teacher. \"How did they do it? They put one thing in a bag and wrapped it up in double. \"But at Ikea, Wolff dragged her sheets, curtains, vases and cooking utensils into the car with her hands. \"I don\'t want to pay 5 cents, and I think it\'s a way to help the environment,\" she said. \"The NLATWP news service shopping surcharge is in the bag of 2003 Jordan Press and Publication. All rights reserved. Provided by Syndigate. Information about Albawaba.