We’d be in a real shopping mess without tough and durable plastic shopping bags. A lot of us old timers remember when all we had were paper bags that had all the strength of a wet noodle. Plastic shopping bags can kick a paper bag’s butt every time. Today, a lot of us old timers still consciously appreciate the strength and convenience of plastic shopping bags with those brilliant built in handles that give you something to grab onto! Duh! Yep, us old timers really do love plastic shopping bags!