Reusable bags eventually become worn out, and end up in the landfill so what is the point?

Reusable bags do in fact reach their end of life and become trash, however, one reusable bag can hold 2-3 times the amount of product that goes into a single-use plastic bag, and one reusable bag can be used hundreds of times. For every reusable bag, we probably eliminate at least 500 single-use bags, and likely many more. We never find reusable bags in the ocean and shoreline. We have not seen them become a type of litter and a huge part of what we are working towards is to protect and improve the environment. Landfills are indeed safe, but a temporary fix for waste management. While sanitary landfills are great at preventing contamination to the watershed (no air or water exchange), they are essentially mummifying all our waste for future generations to figure out.

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1. By eliminating plastic bags, the most common substitute will be paper bags. Aren’t those just as bad for the environment?
2. Can we get an ordinance to eliminate the plastic garbage bags that we pay for from the town?
3. Why don’t you expand the ban to single-use coffee cups and other debris that ends up in the ocean and on beaches?
4. Reusable bags eventually become worn out, and end up in the landfill so what is the point?
5. What are some viable alternatives to plastic bags that I can use for waste at home?
6. What steps can I take to help eliminate the use of plastic bags in my life?