It seems like more and more supermarkets have discontinued plastic bags, switched to paper-only shopping bags, and have set up discount incentives for customers to bring their own reusable bag. That's because we're finally discovering the inconvenient truth about plastic bags: They're rarely recycled. They're made from petroleum oil. And they're an enormous harm to our environment.
If you've made the switch to reusable grocery bags, then applaud yourself for being environmentally aware. But if you're still using plastic bags, read the facts below and consider making the switch. Our world deserves to be treated better. If you'd like to recycle all your old plastic bags, find a recycling center here. By the way, paper grocery bags are just as bad as plastic bags.
- Plastic bags take anywhere from 15 to 1000 years to decompose.
Browse the slideshow below to see some reusable grocery bags we think you'll like.