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If reusable bags are bad for the environment, how should we carry our groceries?


If you’re a semi-eco-friendly individual, you probably own at least one reusable grocery bag. It’s sort of your contribution to the environment-at-large.  One small step…  Well, I am here to advise you to check the label of origin of that bag… make sure that it’s made in the USA, and not in China.

…reports from around the country have trickled in recently about reusable bags, mostly made in China, that contained potentially unsafe levels of lead.

I know what you’re thinking…what now?

Concerns have proliferated so much that Senator Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat, sent a letter on Sunday to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency to investigate the issue.

I say use paper, and check to see where your reusable bag is made.  Maybe US companies will finally start noticing that outsourcing EVERYTHING has its side effects…

Cheaper labor does not equal better quality.  I’m just saying.

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4 Responses

  1. Shaniqua says:

    FREAKY. But it’ll be a while before I can check mine anyway… 😀

  2. Houston Ima says:

    That’s crazy. I use reusable bags all of the time. This is so deflating – every time you turn around there’s someone saying something is bad when you are trying to do good. There’s probably tons of lead in the kids’ toys too…regardless of what the FDA says. Sigh. What to do…

  3. Lee says:

    Yeah came concept if you ever call an IT helpdesk….maybe its time for a good old fashioned “Made in the USA” campaign. Of course we’d have to re-tool and get stores to somehow carry us goods again. 😦

  4. Refie says:

    The bags are like bubbles you can make 6 of them from the agvraee-Cola bottle. it is less than the agvraee garbage bag or plastic bags full of food Flasche.Mfcllse4cke go into landfills without klagen.Die phobia related to shopping bags is the fault of the lowest common Nenners.Ein real farmer would welcome a water holding layer under the Kulturen.Baumwoll bags are not eko freundlich.Das only thing wrong with her custom plastic bags, threw themselves in the streets.VA:F [1.9.13_1145]please wait…VA:F [1.9.13_1145](from 0 votes)

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