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 have a lower carbon footprint than paper and reusable bags. More »
  • Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream. More »
  • Plastic bags are recycled into building materials such as backyard decking, fencing and playground equipment. More »