Reusable grocery bags harbor filth and disease

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by BirdMan, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. BirdMan

    BirdMan Active Member

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    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/25181234/detail.html


    This is a poorly written article, but I think it still conveys a useful point. Those reusable grocery bags that are being brought into stores are simply breeding grounds for bacteria. I think that the following statement from the comments section of that article says it best:

    At the very least, I think it would be a good idea to throw your cloth bags through the laundry after every trip. Of course, then you start running into problems with water usage. It's funny how 'green' ideas often have markedly bad-for-the-environment consequences. Maybe a biodegradable bag that's one-use-only is the solution.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I saw a cashier with plastic disposable gloves on . . . I was wondering what that was about.
     

  3. BG_Atl

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    Prolly afraid of handling all that nasty, dirty money.....

    Do you know where your dollar bills have been... :lol:
     
  4. STONEWALL0628

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    Prolly afraid of handling all that nasty, dirty money.....

    Do you know where your dollar bills have been... :lol:[/quote:3322n3tx]
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  5. Bkite

    Bkite PawPaw x 3

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    After taking a microbiology class years back, my situational awareness involving the cashiers everywhere but most definitely at restaurants has definitely been increased
     
  6. lostprofit

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    Prolly afraid of handling all that nasty, dirty money.....

    Do you know where your dollar bills have been... :lol:[/quote:3175j6zn]

    :shock: Now that I think about it.........
     
  7. 1str8shot

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    Prolly afraid of handling all that nasty, dirty money.....

    Do you know where your dollar bills have been... :lol:[/quote:1a5wby3r]
    if youve ever had a dollar bill that ive had, then you can feel safe knowing that i let a fart go on it at one point that permanantly sterilized it.
     
  8. janedoedad

    janedoedad Liver Abuser

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    I'm more afraid of what may be coming home from the grocery store. . . :puke:
     
  9. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    I believe these exist. It is a plastic made from vegetable oil or something similar, as I recall.
     
  10. spotco2

    spotco2 New Member

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    I think it is called paper or something like that.

    We use the reusable bags alot and especially the insulated bags. The cloth bags get tossed in the wash with a load of towels. The insulated get wiped out with bleach after each use.
     
  11. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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    Whenever I see that sort of thing, I wonder how many will scratch their nose or face because of an itch, without thinking about it, and pretty much negate the gloves.
     
  12. Owl

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    At the very least, I think it would be a good idea to throw your cloth bags through the laundry after every trip. Of course, then you start running into problems with water usage. It's funny how 'green' ideas often have markedly bad-for-the-environment consequences. Maybe a biodegradable bag that's one-use-only is the solution.[/quote:3kxrkto6]
     
  13. Sine Nomen

    Sine Nomen New Member

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    FTW!
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  14. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    And they make the best garbage bags, too.
     
  15. NTA

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    no not good

    each one uses one billionth of one percent of a tree

    and that tree is gone forever, never to be replaced
     
  16. fiwit

    fiwit New Member

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    Trees are a renewable resource, though. Aren't we supposed to use renewable resources?
     
  17. dunkel

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    My wife has a degree in biology and, since attaining that degree, has refused to go swimming in Lake Allatoona or any other lake around here.

    I sometimes don't understand how I survived childhood without a bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocket at all times.
     
  18. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    Keep that hand sanitizer stuff up and we're all going to be eaten alive by super-resistant ultra mega bactevirupriofungi.

    I know it's true. This guy told me and I saw it on the Internet.