What are the advantages of using paper grocery bags over plastic bags?

The main reason most people choose paper bags over plastic is due to recycling. Here are some others:

  • Are made from a renewable natural resource
  • Can be reused again and again
  • Can be shipped to paper mills to be made into new paper
  • Require less energy than plastic to be recycled
  • Are biodegradable
  • Are safe for small children to play with
  • Pose less of a threat to wildlife