The bags are an alternative to reusable cloth bags, upon which bacteria have been shown to live longer. SmartPractice has released an expanded line of patient supply bags with over 900 coordinated designs in paper and plastic materials. These recyclable bags are manufactured in the United States and once designed are available within 5 to 7 business days after the order is approved. Both paper and plastic supply bags serve as a safe and eco-friendly alternative to cloth reusable bags. According to the company, recent studies have shown that bacteria can live on reusable bags for a longer amount of time, leading to the potential spread of viruses. “This launch has been years in the making,” stated Kristin Uhles, vice president of marketing at SmartPractice. “Our customers have asked for more flexibility in their bag material while not sacrificing their brand or budget.” Paper and plastic coordinated designs are available in three sizes. Plastic bags include a die-cut handle on all sizes with the larger paper bags also featuring a comfortable, reinforced handle for extra durability. The new products are available to order in May 2020 and sample packs are available upon request.