Well, not literally…. by Earth Day 2008 they will only use paper bags and encourage consumers to bring reusables – http://consumerist.com/347538/whole-foods-will-eliminate-plastic-bags-says-bring-your-own. Just had to spread the good news.
Paper bags are still a huge waste, so do pick up a couple of reusables … trust me… they are awesome! And of course, cheap! 99 cents each at Whole Foods and other major grocers. I have one from Capers in Vancouver and two from Trader Joe’s. They are huge, easy to carry, and super convenient for everything from groceries to packing up “car stuff” for road trips or taking food to potlucks.