Wrong. Earthfare is charging for all their bags -- paper, plastic and cloth -- because some DUMB new coporate type is trying to make HIS mark in the industry. He made a STUPID decision that is driving customers away to other stores.The 5¢ charge for paper or plastic at Earth fare actually goes to local non-profit Applachian Offsets to buy clean energy credits in the Asheville community.
Earth Fare is charging for paper and plastic because both do horrible things to the planet and reuse is the real solution.
Earth Fare is (1) Sucking up YOUR money for something that is just THEIR cost of doing business (bags); (2) Giving a "donation" to a charity THEY pick -- you have no decision as to what charity receives the money; (3) Taking a nice big fat CORPORATE TAX DEDUCTION for THEIR donation of YOUR money. That stinks.
Earth Fare used to be my health food store of choice. But after this DUMB policy, I'll never shop at Earth Fare again.