Paper bags are cheap, practical, and sustainable tools used for packaging and carrying goods. Regular paper bags like pinch bottom paper bags found in grocery stores, pharmacies, and bookstores are completely biodegradable and decompose in about a month after disposal.

They do have a few drawbacks, and one is that it requires wood to mass-produce them, and when the source for this material is not checked, they could be contributing to deforestation. The second drawback is that unless they have additional layering or coating, paper bags can’t withstand wet and greasy contents very well.