I was just at IKEA the other day, and experienced what others have been crying about.. no more plastic shopping bags. They charge 5 cents per bag (or 59cents for the sturdier blue bags), and I can happily comply, siting that Ikea is doing this to be eco-conscious. (There were signs citing environment reasons why Ikea decided to charge for the bags). That's cool. After my purchase, I go to the cafeteria to dine in, and GASP!, what do I find??? My Swedish meatballs served on double layered disposable Styrofoam plates!!! Yessss!! AND no stainless steel utensils, but PLASTIC disposable utensils. AND, we're not finished, disposable 'to go' cups for beverages!!!! OBVIOUSLY, Ikea is NOT concerned about creating more waste, and definitely not as eco-friendly as they want the consumers to think. I think they are just using 'eco-friendly' as an excuse to charge for the bags. I really don't have a problem to provide my own bags or buy bags. But puhleeze, Ikea is trying to manipulate the consumers! Let's be real!!