We hear it everywhere we turn. Plastic bags are bad. In many instances that is the case, but were you aware that it takes less energy to create plastic bags than it does paper bags? Unlike other plastics, the various types used for plastic bags require specialized collection and processing. Placing plastic bags in your curbside recycling bin is a no-no. Yes, we should be using reusable bags, but we all forget from time to time. Not to worry, most grocery stores actually have bins located outside their stores specifically for plastic grocery bags.