Many of us have gone out and bought a bunch of these bags to save on added garbage in the landfills and the cutting of trees.
These MUST be washed in the washer weekly or as used for meats & the like. Scientists checked peoples at a grocery back east. 80% had ecoli in them.
Few people wash them and they have blood leaked from meats and the like in them which in turn rots and becomes horrendous bacteria. Grocery clerks hate having to touch dirty bags. Be safe and be kind. Wash them often and keep them clean!
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I have so many of these that I haven't bought the cloth grocery bags yet. Every time I shop, I put the same bags all into one bag and put the one bag in the back seat of my car. Then whenever I stop at a store, I grab a few. It makes all the difference to have them in plain sight.
(By the way, I wish Spark would add Green Tips or Recycling to their categories.)
This works if you live in a dry climate and get some plain cloth bags. I made my cloth bags out of sturdy kitchen towels. Before going to the market, soak the bags in clean water. When foods go into the bag, they will keep cool and fresh until you get home. It's the miracle of evaporative cooling! Be sure to rinse and dry the bags after use.
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