Remembering to snag my reusable shopping bags on my way out the door? On that, Iâ€™m doing pretty good. Cleaning my bags, though? I have to admit I havenâ€™t given it much thought, other than wiping out the occasional spill, until I stumbled across this article while looking for replacement bag inserts. According to a study published last summer by a plastics industry group, reusable shopping bags are just plain dirty. The local store still puts meat in a plastic bag before adding to my reusable bags (Iâ€™m weary of telling them not to), so I probably donâ€™t have to worry about meat contamination. But should I be worrying about the rest? Do you? Or is the plastics industry trying to hang on to a not-so-good thing? — Sarah L.
Update: sarah in comments posted this link to BarfBlog’s response to this study, and we thought it was worth sharing. Thanks!