The Bay area prohibited stores from giving out free single-use plastic bags a couple of years ago. They used to be everywhere, on land and (when scuba diving) under water, and they've now virtually disappeared from the waste stream here. What really irks me now are single-use plastic water bottles. People just dump them, often half or more full. After realizing just how many of these I see on a daily basis, I've recently begun to carry a separate grocery tote bag just to pick these and aluminum cans up for recycling as I walk to the grocery store and back. I figure I make the cost of groceries (California CRV value) every 2 or 3 times I walk the six blocks and back to the store, but I'd prefer to see them banned entirely. I've never bought one of these bottles, and can't imagine why anyone would. Either your tap water is good, and you put it in a reusable water bottle, or you get a filter and do likewise, or stores install dispensers that you fill your bottles with. That seemingly isn't convenient enough for many. I've been using the same plastic water bottles for as much as 3 decades now (probably not BPA free for some of the older ones), and I just don't get the throw-away culture.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].
The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.