How many years were we told to utilize these bags in grocery stores, hardware stores, retail outlets, etc They can be purchased at Winn-Dixie, Publix, Sweetbay, Walmart, Home Depot, Menards, Target and more!
These dangle from the arms of man, a nearly ubiquitous emblem of the 'greeny weenie' Instead these bags are environmental IED's containing toxins that will wreak havoc on the environment!
Here's one of the culprits!
Reusable grocery bags make up 10% to 15% of the market, and could become as much of 25%, says Jack Horst, a grocery specialist for retail consulting specialist Kurt Salmon Associates in Atlanta.
He says concerns also have been raised about E. coli contamination in bags. "Lead may be the least of concerns," Horst says. "If you put a hunk of meat in one of these bags and it drips, God knows what's going on in your reusable bag."
So now they're bad lets look at a couple environmental miscreants!
"They say plastic bags are bad; now they say these are bad. What's worse?" asked Jen Bluestein, who was walking out of Trader Joe's on the Upper West Side with a reusable bag under her arm on Sunday.
"Green is a trend and people go with trends," Ms. Bluestein said. "People get them as fashion statements and they have, like, 50 of them. I don't think people know the real facts."
Even a US Senator is upset at this and wants action from the FDA after years of promotion?
From: the NYTimes.com
...Senator Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat, sent a letter on Sunday to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency to investigate the issue.
Reusable bags have maintained their popularity even amid charges that they become hothouses for bacteria. The recent studies, none of which were conducted by the government, found that the lead in some bags would pose a long-term risk of seeping into groundwater after disposal; over time, however, paint from the bag could flake off and come into contact with food...
You know I think I'll stick with plastic at least you know what your getting, your supporting jobs and your not going to pollute your food more then once...