The plastic grocery bags came about out of recycled plastic milk gallon jugs.
Ecofreaks told us they were better for us than the paper bags. Then they changed their minds.
I use the paper bags for trash at home and carry them to the dumpster. I agree, they should decompose better than plastic.
This made me of littering in general. I am very well traveled. Nobody I have ever known anywhere in the US litters. There are exceptions, people with boats in the south always sink there beer bottles, not because they want to litter, but to eliminate evidence from the boat. I have seen campers here and there ditch beer bottles for the same reason. When I have seen people littering intentionally in the city, it has always been latinos, which may be a cultural thing, as I’ve been many places in Mexico and Central America where the streets looked like landfills. In the US, the more slummy areas in big cities tend to be trash recepticles. Also I remember driving from Louisiana to Texarkana Arkansas, and I remember a wall of garbage starting exactly at the Arkansas state line.