28 Aug '11, 9am

Terrific piece on Reusable bags discussing pros and cons of different types from @GreenLivingTips Michal Bloch rocks!

I have some reusable shopping bags made of plastic that weigh as much as a couple of dozen disposable plastic shopping bags and I've often wondered if they are doing more harm than good. While the type I have are recyclable, I always try and remember that Recycle is last of the three R's of going green (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) for good reason - it does take a substantial amount of energy to recycle . Also, I don't even know if the materials used were recycled or "new" plastic. Then there's cotton bags - and cotton takes vast amounts of water to grow. And what about hemp?

Full article: http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/283/1/Reusable-ba...

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