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How strong are plastic shopping bags?

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Answered 2009-06-19 01:06:53

Plastic bags rip to easily and it is way better to use a reusable bags! If you think about it then there is know reason to use plastic bags! They hurt the environment, they rip easily and when you go to the store they store like puts only two things in them! Well anyways if you go to and buy a chico bag they hold up to25 Pounds, unlike the plastic bags! Plastic bags are nothing but trouble,so get some echo friendly bags.

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