Editor, The News:
The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark released a 136-page report in February 2018 which concludes that with respect to disposal, compared to reusable bags, plastic ones used once for groceries and a second time for household garbage has the lowest environmental impact.
Other studies rate single-use plastic bags to be more hygienic. Laundering, when it is done, significantly increases the cost of reusing cloth bags.
Finally, the cost of production of single-use bags is a fraction of the cost of producing and shipping reusable bags.