For those needing high capacity bags that are strong and comfortable to carry, you should consider investing in high-quality vest carrier bags. When laid flat, these bags resemble vests as they have long handles that can be put over the shoulder comfortably. Unlike standard bags, which have short handles that are prone to breaking, vest bags are almost always made of sturdier materials, ranging from organic cotton or canvas to plastics.
When you are selecting your bags, you will need to evaluate all of your options and make a decision based on which type of bag best fits your lifestyle. The first thing that you should consider when you are trying to decide which material best fits your lifestyle is to decide how likely you are to recycle your bags when you are finished with them. Unlike plastics, T-shirt carrier bags made of cotton, canvas or other organic materials will decompose over time.
This means if you were to discard them, they would not leave a lasting footprint on the ecosystem as the environment would break down the bag. This is not the case with plastic bags of any sort. As plastic is not biodegradable, these bags are best suited for those who consistently recycle. If you recycle, these bags can be turned into new bags or other plastic objects that can be used again in the future.
The benefit to this is that once the plastic is made, it takes fewer supplies to craft it from recycled materials than it does to grow the equivalent bag in organic materials.