The recent reports discovered that bacteria often thrives in the bottom of your reusable bag and 97% of people do not regularly wash their bags. Think of all the groceries, products, and mish mosh you stick into your reusable bags – after everything that’s been in a reusable bag and every place it’s been – it may need a good wash! Don’t worry, an easy way to stay green and healthy is simply to follow these few easy tips:
- Don’t place meat products in a reusable grocery bag in the trunk of a car – you don’t want the products warming up, thus creating an ideal environment for bacteria. Think of it just like ice cream – when shopping for meat, take it home as quickly as possible and you’re good to go!
- Also, stock up on reusable grocery bags so you can keep foods separate – put your produce and raw foods in one bag and keep those separate from other items like cleaning products or packaged foods. Designate a bag for different uses – you can have your reusable grocery bag for meat products, your reusable bag for other food products, and then another bag for carrying clothes or other items.
- And the most important – clean your reusable grocery bags! Mixed Bag Designs grocery bags can be wiped clean or even bleached between uses.