Why Should We Use Plastic Bags?

The question should rather be why shouldn’t we use plastic bags? Around a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide on a yearly basis. That’s a lot of plastic bags being used and obviously they aren’t that ‘important’ without a reason.

Not only are plastic bags versatile, they are also inexpensive, easy to carry and provide users with multiple other benefits, due to which plastic bags remain the preferred method of handling, carrying and storing items since its inception.

So, here are a few reasons why you should consider using plastic bags:


Yes, plastic bags are used in supermarkets so that you can easily carry your groceries. However, if you think that is their only use, think again! Plastic bags can be used for many different purposes. They are versatile, which is one of the biggest benefits you get.

Whenever you go to a store or market, you get a plastic bag at no cost whatsoever. And once the items are out of these bags, you can use them in a multitude of ways, such as storing foods in the refrigerator or lining your trash cans. You should go through the chapter ‘Different Uses of Plastic Bags’ for more uses.


If you are running a business, it is particularly easy to have your company’s logo, name, and other information printed on plastic bags. Moreover, whatever changes you want to make, let’s say for example, to the design, they can be made quite easily. All you need to do is tell the plastic bag manufacturer your specific requirements and you will get what you desire in no time!


Honestly, households never really need to buy plastic bags. After all, you rack up so many plastic bags whenever you go out shopping. Nevertheless, if you are running a business, you can get plastic bags in bulk for inexpensive prices.


Plastic bags help you in numerous ways. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Everyone should be responsible and recycle plastic bags after they are no longer usable. It’s a common myth that plastic bags cannot be recycled and truth be told, they are quite easy to recycle.

Environmental Impact

Plastic bags have an overall lesser impact on the environment as opposed to paper bags. They require less energy to produce, recycle, and transport. However, studies show, recycling rates are relatively lower than paper.

Though we are benefitted by plastic bags in many ways, and their use is highly recommended for your convenience, it is your responsibility to recycle them so that they do not end up in landfills.

So, now the answer is up to you, do you want to exploit the various benefits of plastic bags? All you need to do is use them!