In Dubai and many other European countries, plastic shopping bags are free and common into the 21st century, but their use is becoming less widespread, partly due to environmental legislation, which has led retailers to charge for single use plastic shopping bags citation needed. Reusable shopping bags are increasingly used, where use of single-use plastic shopping bags is in decline. Reusable bags are often made from jute cloth, also known as burlap in the US, but sometimes they are also made from plastic; however these reusable plastic bags are sturdier than single-use plastic shopping bags. In the USA, reusable bags are used as a fashion statement or for advertising. In Dubai, UAE almost all types of bags used to promote products and services like paper bag, shopping bag, laminated bags etc..