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Monday, October 19, 2009

Back to plastic? Reusable grocery bags may cause food poisoning

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theappetizer/archive/2009/05/20/back-to-plastic-reusable-grocery-bags-may-pose-public-health-risk.aspx

I like one of the blog comments made below the article about using Hemp bags instead of nylon. Here's the comment:
"Using those Nylon re-usable bags is equal to using about 80 plastic bags. It's tougher and can be re-used, yes, but it's still made from Oil.

Folks, you should be using re-usbale bags made from hemp. Hemp is naturally anti-microbial and doesn't suffer the issues mentioned above to the same degree. Hemp is 8 times stronger than cotton, and can be washed over and over.

I have about 5 Hemp re-usable shopping bags and they are in fine form. They get washed once a month and I can guarantee you that there is no bacterial contamination.

This article points to the fact that we have to maintain our re-usable bags. Just use your common sense - if your bag is smelly or you can see things in it, it probably needs a wash. If you can afford to switch to Hemp bags, do it. It's the best re-usable shopping bag that you can use."

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