Popular Mechanics compared three garbage bags—from Hefty, Grip-Rite and EconoGreen's recycled—testing weight capacity, abrasion resistance and puncture resistance to find the toughest one. The pricier, recycled EconoGreen won the day.

It took 65 pounds of weight before tearing (!) and contained sharp branches and other detritus admirably, with only three punctures, half as many as the other two bags. It didn't fare as well on abrasion, but it held up pricewise with the other two, at $17 for 30 bags. And since it's recycled, your conscience can feel a little better about whatever horrible things you're stuffing inside. [Popular Mechanics]