At the grocery store, many offer a choice between brown paper bags (often doubled) or Low Density Poly-Ethylene (LDPE) plastic bags.
If you plan to recycle in either case, which solution is more sustainable?
Alternatively, is buying a reusable heavy duty plastic coated bag better than these disposable choices, or how about a reusable canvas bag? Another option (only seen this at Food Co-Ops) is reusing the boxes that the store received to package the goods coming in.
If you had to prioritize all these choices, is there a clear ranking and ordering among them?