Time to Rethink before You Reuse
Jun 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM
Dana Gattuso in Environment

This in today’s Washington Post under heading, “Reuseable bags found to be dirty”:

A reminder to shoppers who use reusable grocery bags: Don’t forget to wash them after you’ve emptied them.

Nearly every bag examined for bacteria by researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University found whopping amounts of bugs. Coliform bacteria, suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination, was in half of the bags, and E. coli was found in 12 percent of the bags.

Nothing like whopping bugs and bacteria to remind the “feel good” trendsetters that some of these “green” fads can make you feel really bad.

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