My shopping bags
I haven’t done a whole lot around here lately to share any of my “going green” efforts, but one of the things I’m adamant about is using reusable shopping bags. I have a bunch and I love them. They’re good for so much more than grocery shopping. They lug my books to the library, my projects to school, and are handy for a lot of tasks.
Imagine my dismay when I read an article today saying that many reusable shopping bags contain high levels of lead! Grrr. Seriously, we’re trying to do the right thing by buying these bags, so couldn’t the manufacturer put a little effort into making sure they’re safe??
This is definitely a setback in the strides we’ve made to be more environmentally responsible, but it’s not going to change my mind. I still insist that reusable is far superior to the numbers of plastic bags that are sent home with shoppers every day. If you have reusable shopping bags, please click here to see if yours is on the list for containing high levels of lead. And if your bags have those sturdy removable bottoms in them, take them out and get rid of them. Be green and safe.