Skip to comments.Those Reusable Grocery Bags Can Cause Food Poisoning
Posted on 05/20/2009 7:44:01 PM PDT by Shellybenoit
Once again the cure is as bad as the illness. Remember when you went to the grocery store and brought your food home in brown paper bags. Those bags were great, they had so many uses once you brought them home, everything from trick or treating, to trash bags. Throughout my school years every text book I had was covered with one of those brown paper bags. But those bags used paper and the environmentalists wanted to save the rain forests so they switched to those thin plastic bags. The plastic could still be used for Halloween, and are perfect for your wet bathing suits when coming home from the beach. But plastic uses petroleum, takes centuries to decompose, and to be honest, they aren't really strong enough to hold the groceries without tearing, so they had to come with something new. Enter the reusable grocery bags, they are only good for groceries, but it kill trees and will slow the build-up of plastic in the land fills. The only problem is they can make you sick:
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They also take a lot of energy to transport and use. They are heavier and need washing.
At first I thought they meant for the mask.
I love this finding because I hate those damn, cloth bags and the holier than thou types who lug them into grocery stores.
There...I am a hater.
I have a big family; and I am not investing in goofy cotton sacks (at a minimum of $1.99 per bag) to do my shopping. Give me plastic. Or paper. Or a cardboard box...but don’t expect me to make a hobby out of remembering to bring the bags; schlepping them thru the store; taking them home...and having to wash them (anyone see the energy waste there???). Nope...I personnally like to see a sea of plastic bags in the back of my SUV.
Hmm..I think they decompose fairly quickly — especially in sunlight.
The Law of Unintended Consequences - Ain’t it a bitch!
That’s just funny but we should keep it quiet and let the greenies find out by experience. I love those plastic bags, I use them for everything and I would never remember to put the reusable ones back in my vehicle so I’d have them when I went shopping anyway.
The bottom line: Wash those cloth bags after every use.
Is anyone thinking the same thing I am? Hint: water + electricity =_______________.
What is the difference between a grocery bag and Michael Jackson?
One is white made of plastic and dangerous for kids to play with.
The other is made to put your grocery’s in.
The study was funded by the Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC), an industry initiative to promote responsible use and recovery of plastic resources. EPIC is a committee of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association....please.
I use the plastic bags for chicken bones and meat scraps when I am making soup stock. It saves having to use a trash liner to prevent the garbage bin turning into a stink pot.
I went to the store with my sister. It was late, raining. She paid for her things and started putting them individually into her grocery cart. WHY? To PUNISH herself for leaving her reusable bags in the car (again). When we got to the car I got in and was warm, cozy and dry. I told her that I would help her but if her goal was to punish herself then my helping her would undermine that goal. I let her put the thing into the bags while standing in pouring rain. IDIOTS.
I can still get the old fashioned paper bags at the local grocery. I like them. They hold more than the plastic ones. Trees are a crop - like soybeans. They can be re-grown. I will use all the paper I want.
What store is set up to do that? I want to find one.
Anima, what started my profound dislike of these bags occurred two Christmases ago.
A group I volunteer with has a Christmas pot luck luncheon and gift exchange (a $10 gift—usually a nice ornament). So easy...and so nice to place the treasures received from friends in these exchanges over the years on my tree...until...one of the more vocal ladies went over to the green side. She, herself, had just made a purchase of those reusable cotton/canvas bags and she wanted us all, in lieu of a our gift exchange...to use the $10 to buy ‘atleast’ five of the bags to keep in our cars. For childrens’ futures; for the environment. Yada. Yada. Yada.
We kept the exchange; but she’s uber green now. Now drives, I kid you not—right hand up—a Prius. If you get the chance, and you don’t mind a few cuss words...there is an episode of South Park...’Smug Alert’...that fits this gal; and her family, to a tee.
I always ask for paper. I stockpile them. Two and a bit of kindling start my stove fires every morning and evening.
they are also great for picking up dog poo. if they have a hole in them you will have a 100% chance of getting a hand full.
Ahhh....life is good, especially with the self-scanner and paper in plastic.
LOL...paper in plastic?!?!?! You are my hero Eric...
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