What’s Lurking in Your Reusable Bags?

Microbiologists have found harmful bacteria in reusable bags such as E. coli, salmonella and fecal coliform, which can cause foodborne illness.

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Learn the Facts

  • Plastic bags are chosen by more than 90 percent of consumers at the checkout. About 9 out of every 10 consumers reuse these bags for everyday household purposes. More »
  • Plastic bags provide a cleaner, safer option at the grocery store. Many reusable bags contain high levels of lead; microbiologists have found harmful bacteria like E. coli, salmonella and fecal coliform in reusable bags. More »
  • Plastic bags have a lower carbon footprint than paper and reusable bags. More »