The store brand blue recycling bags that I normally get at a different store are no longer in stock, so I thought I would try these. Big mistake. These are whisper thin, and tear at the slightest pressure. While they are less expensive than namebrand bags, I end up using far more of them due to their fragility. Also, because they are so thin, it is very difficult to separate the plastic when you are trying to open them, resulting in additional wasted bags. Definitely not recommended.