Another unintended consequence? The increase in water usage to wash the reusable bags. California as major water issues, thanks to the environmentalists and that stupid little fish, the Delta Smelt. We are told not to wash our cars, to do away with lawns and use low water use landscaping, and to turn off the water when we lather up or brush our teeth. Yet, there seems to be plenty of water for washing those reuseable bags!! Hmmmm, I remember talking with a leftist coworker when my daughter was born. She was appalled I had decided to use disposable diapers instead of cloth. I smiled sweetly and told her I was too concerned about the environment to waste water washing diapers when I could save water and use disposable!