Paper bags are recycled and biodegradable.
Europe is the world leader in paper recycling. Europe's paper recycling rate is 71.5%, which means that 59 million tonnes of paper are recycled annually - 2 tonnes of paper every second. Paper bags are part of this story because the fibers inside the paper bag in Europe are reused an average of 3.5 times. However, cellulose fiber from a paper product can be recycled up to six times before being converted to bioenergy or otherwise utilized at the end of its life cycle. Paper recycling means reducing pollutant emissions from landfills. In addition, if a paper bag were mistaken in nature, it would not harm the land or the oceans. As a natural product, it is biodegradable within just a few months without damaging the environment, unlike other types of bags, such as plastic ones, which take even more than 400 years to decompose.