It’s times such as these that end up giving green sympathizers a bad name; when critics of the environmentally-conscious rub their collective hands together and shout: “See, we told you so. Just another example of tree-hugger nutbars telling us how to live and trying to force these crackpot ideas down our throats.”
In the case of the grocery bag alerts, they just may have a point.
In case you missed it, Toronto, in its wisdom, has banned plastic shopping bags. And on the heels of that decision, a University of Ottawa microbiologist warned about the “nightmare” of bacteria growing on other types of reusable bags.
What’s a poor shopper to do? How does one safely get their bags of weekly groceries back to the safety of home and hearth?
Perhaps we need to revert to third world practices and put everything on top of our heads, then gingerly make the trek home.
Some common sense is called for.
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