Without denying any need/reason for the growing ban on plastic grocery bags, there seems to be a major health concern affecting everyone from the reusable grocery bags.
CROSS CONTAMINATION: There is an ever present risk of cross contamination when shopping for food.
Bringing used shopping bags in to grocery stores brings prior unknown contaminants from daily shopping such as Salmonella from meats, fish, eggs that have leaked or dripped into any one's shopping bag.
As I have seen many people use their reusable shopping bags instead of shopping carts, when they put non-contaminated food products into those same bags, they not only contaminate that person's food, but the potentially dangerous infectious is then removed by the checker scanned and run over the same surface of the scanner that you and everyone else's food passes over thereafter.
To use and encourage green recyclable bag may lead to many large outbreaks of serious food bases sicknesses and potentially death to the very young, very old and already sick members of society.
The risk would be to everyone. Our zeal to go green may have led to not thinking about the effects such a policy would bring.
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