I can't say I was 100% during 2008, but I came pretty close. Shopping at Aldi helps. They don't just hand bags out there. You want a bag, you buy it. Most other places give you funny looks if you don't want their bags, but they usually comply.
There are some bags that work their way into my life despite my efforts. Like these:
They show up in my front lawn every few days, a newspaper curled up inside each one. Never mind that we don't subscribe to any papers . . .
I've been saving the bags. There's got to be something useful that I can do with them, and I think I've found something I want to try . . . someday, when I have time for it. Check out this video.
Looks neat, doesn't it?