Reusable machine washable bags come in 13 gal capacity, and several colors. They’re made for diapers so you know they can handle any kind of garbage. They’re leakproof, anti-bacterial and last for years. No more single use plastic garbage bags! Empty these into your bin and reuse. Wash as needed. This is the most planet-friendly solution.
The truth is there is no good kind of plastic garbage bag if it’s headed for landfill. Compostable bags should only be used for compost. They biodegrade in landfill and emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Same with any biodegradable bags. Virgin or recycled plastic bags never biodegrade and will last in landfill for hundreds of years. The best plastic bag is the one you don’t use.
Highest planet-friendly rating: 5