December 14, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 1

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 1

The produce bags that I use are often reused twice or three times before they get worn, tipped, or too dirty to rinse off. Is it more environmentally friendly to use plastic produce bags and reuse them numerous times? Or buy a mesh one — made from plastic — often from China? How many times do I need to use the mesh or cloth produce bag before it offsets the eco impact of using a plastic disposable produce bag?

I am curious though – what is your favorite produce bag? I would like to 10 high quality bags made in the US from recycled plastic.

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