What are some viable alternatives to plastic bags that I can use for waste at home?

This may take some practice, but these practices work:

1.    When purchasing toilet tissue, paper towels, and paper plates, buy it in bulk and use the bag for your waste basket, or to dispose of animal waste.

2.    When purchasing electronics, save the bags that most things come in and use them for cat litter.

3.    If you or your neighbor gets the newspaper, use the plastic bag that the paper comes in for cat litter or dog waste.

4.    Reuse your empty coffee can with re-sealable lid for cat litter and empty once a week on trash day.

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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?