The next time someone asks you "Paper or plastic?" smile at them and say "Neither! I brought my own bag!" These reusable cloth shopping bags are an eco-friendly choice. Every year, the average American uses 363 plastic grocery bags - all made from non-renewable petroleum. Many of those bags end up clogging sewer lines, killing fish, and filling landfills. With a little bit of preparation, you can help the environment and reduce oil consumption too! Paper grocery bags are also bad for the environment. Paper shopping bags are partly responsible for deforestation and loss of wildlife habitat. Producing paper bags consumes 40% more energy than plastic bags, and they generate 80% more solid waste than plastic bags. Paper grocery bags are often made from unsustainable sources and grocery stores are under pressure to choose the lowest priced timber. Help them out by choosing a bag made from SKAL Certified Organic Cotton! This reusable cloth bag is a superior choice. It's made using Fair Wage and Fair Labor practices. The durable cloth material is comparable to medium weight 10 oz canvas. All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability - this bag is sturdy enough to carry heavy groceries, such as canned fruits and milk cartons. Dimensions: 19 inches wide x 15.5 inches tall 7.5 inch bottom gusset and 22 inch woven straps.