If you were to examine the manufacturing process behind these bags
If you were to examine the manufacturing process behind these bags, you would find that there is a much smaller carbon footprint in the production of plastic bags than there is in the production of paper bags. What about reusable bags? These bags are typically made of a more dense plastic material that is more durable. It is true that in the past, we as a society did not properly recycle, especially when it came to plastic materials. Now that we are more environmentally conscious, we are better using technology to break down plastics, so they can now be used in other products. In fact, if recycled appropriately in compactors, plastic bags can be broken down and then utilized in decking or playground equipment, among other items.