Using the reusable bags at the shop check-out is well-known, and is getting wider acceptance. Also, some details were already discussed here before. However, what to do with transparent plastic bags supermarkets provide in their bulk foods and produce sections? I already try to minimize my usage by putting several things in one bag (mainly those sold in singles, like bell peppers, or bunches of radishes). I can also see bringing some of them back and reusing them.
But I wonder if there is some viable long-term alternative. I was recently reading some article promoting use of bulk foods, and one of the benefits stated was reduction in packaging waste, especially with use of reusable bags. What would those be? Requirements would be transparency so that the cashier can see what you’re buying, and ability to hold friable stuffs such as flour or sugar.