Plastic grocery store bags have long been criticized for their negative environmental impact, with many advocating using paper bags as a more sustainable option. However, the truth is that plastic bags are the better choice for sustainability. One of the main reasons for this is that plastic bags are much more durable and long-lasting than paper bags. Plastic bags can be used multiple times, whereas paper bags are typically used only once before being thrown away. This means fewer plastic bags must be produced and disposed of to meet the same demand as paper bags.