Canada’s Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC), which is surely primarily concerned with responsible environmental stewardship, recently came out with a report that showed reusable tote bags are “a breeding ground for bacteria and pose a public health risk.” Clearly, I think anyone interested in promoting disposable plastic bags would grasp at the hygiene angle as the last hope for justifying a product that is environmentally irresponsible and increasingly despised by people around the world.
But what do so-called “scientists” think? Dr. Harley Rotbart, a professor of microbiology and pediatric infectious diseases, called the study “a classic middle school science fair experiment where swabs are taken to random surfaces and, shockingly, germs are found on those surfaces.” Clearly this corroborates the claim that reusable totes are germ-laden infection deathbags, and it’s only a matter of time before they infect you or your children.
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