The Envirosax Blog – Oct. 8, 2009
All over the globe, more and more people are carrying reusable shopping
bags. “Unfortunately, these cheap reusable shopping bags are often more of a
marketing ploy than a great choice for the environment. To be effective in reducing
waste, reusable bags must be able to be reused time and again, and therefore
must be extremely durable… Don’t be fooled into thinking that polypropylene is
an environmentally sound alternative. You may even find the term ‘biodegradable’ on
some of these bags, but the standards for this term is that the bag must be biodegradable
in a ‘commercially managed compost environment.’…”
Read the entire blog entry here.
Our Take: This blog is right on. Cheap reusables flooding the market place have become the new disposables. Read more in our article on cheap reusable shopping bags.