This bag is made with 100% cotton yarn, which will make it a strong bag. I think you can enjoy this bag for years to come. Never just throw away old bags, you might be able to use parts of it for your crochet work, like the straps, buttons or claps. You never know when that might come in handy.
You can find the free crochet pattern of the Driftwood Tote Bag on the website of The Purple Poncho.