Plastic grocery bags are simple plastic bags, with no zippers or clasps, having two handles. These bags are very common all over the world, perhaps the most common kinds of plastic bags. They are also considered to be one of the most useful kinds. Plastic grocery bags are those bags which are supplied by grocery stores to place the groceries in, when the customer is making his/her purchases. They facilitate easy carrying of groceries and make packaging easy for the grocery store. They also keep the groceries fresh and free from harmful agents.
There are specific types of grocery bags used for different items. So there are different plastic grocery bags for vegetables, fruits, meats, herbs and other groceries. These grocery bags are sold in bulk, generally in packs of hundred. They are very nominally priced and are available in a variety of colors and sizes. They can be reused again and again, but only for a limited period of time. This is primarily due to the plastic material from which they are made cannot handle much weight and tears off very easily.
Since these bags are given away for free, plastic grocery bags are generally made of very low quality plastic so that the nominal price can be maintained. Another reason why they cannot be used for a very long time is due to the fact that they retain pungent odors or any residue that the groceries once kept in it, may have left. This affects the freshness of the other items which are kept later in the bag and they may get spoiled. Nevertheless, due to the low prices of these bags, they can be thrown away after using a couple of times and new bags can be brought at regular intervals.