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Reusable Bags

Reusable shopping bags

Reusable bags are becoming increasingly popular, displayed at checkout lines across the globe. Although we shouldn’t buy into an item’s ‘greeness’ simply because it’s branded with an earth friendly logo and a “you can make the difference” message, reusable bags do have good intentions and have resulted in a great reduction in the use of plastic bags (of which 500 billion to a trillion are still used annually throughout the world). However, the process of manufacturing reusable bags remains a bit foggy. This leaves the question of how manufacturing reusable bags affects the environment. Bags made from cotton, whether or not organic, require large amounts of water. While the… read more