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 made in America; hundreds of millions of reusable bags are imported from China and other countries each year.
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.
Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream.