The world has thrown being environmentally aware out the window as we’ve faced the Covid-19 crisis.*
There’s disposable everything… gloves and sanitary wipes get thrown by the side of cars. To-go packaging from restaurants is almost always plastic. (And they usually also throw in a bunch of plastic cutlery.)
If the grocery stores in your neighborhood are like those near me, they won’t let you bring your own reusable bags into the store.
There is one thing you can do.
Keep groceries in your cart as you bring it to your car or bike. Then put your goodies in your reusable bags to carry home.
* Yes, I do know about the massive decrease in consumption of some consumer goods and lessened vehicle use, resulting in greatly reduced air pollution.