Did you know you must reuse cotton grocery bags 173 times to justify the environmental impacts of making them!

I was shocked to read this crazy study out of the UK. It states:


The results show that durable carrier bags have to be reused several times to have a lower global warming potential than the conventional HDPE carrier bags (Plastic Bags)
In fact plastic grocery bags equal out after one reuse as a trash bin liner, a lunch sack or reused at the grocery store!
The moral to the story is keep using the cotton bags but make sure you use them frequently but if you forget to bring your cotton bag...use the plastic ones 2x and be guilt free!