I need plastic grocery bags for certain items that leak and would ruin the cloth bag I reuse for items that don’t leak. Besides, “single use” plastic bags need not be single use. I use them as garbage bags in smaller trash cans, and I carry one on a morning walk to pick up trash left in the street. Do away with “single use” plastic bags and I will be forced to buy smaller plastic bags to replace them. We will just be making other “single use” plastic bags that really are single use. How is this good?
They are also recyclable — you need only take them back to the store and drop them off. They are used these days to make the fake wood for park benches and decks.
The problem is not the bag. It’s us. We don’t use the brains God gave us to make our world better. We don’t reuse even when it’s easy and saves us money. We trash everything just because it’s convenient, and we stupidly just throw it in the street to blow away.