Let’s make one thing clear: any reusable bag will be better than a single-use plastic bag. A cotton reusable bag is the best option. A paper bag will take around one month to break down, but a plastic bag will take upwards of 1,000 years to decompose.
Plastic bags are one of the biggest contributors to our landfills. They’re convenient, but they’re destructive to the environment. These plastic bags don’t only end up in landfills — they’re also polluting our oceans.
Reducing our dependency on single-use plastic items is a great start toward saving the environment. Beyond plastic bag bans, we’ve also seen many companies shift away from distributing plastic straws and drink lids. These are important steps to make our culture more eco-friendly.