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"You have to use a reusable bag many, many, many, many times to offset the greater environmental impact of making that bag and disposing of that bag compared to a plastic bag." -Huffington Post Live

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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. 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 are 100 percent recyclable. More than 900 million pounds of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled in 2010. More »