Liberal Environmentalist have a long history of pushing for “Green” solutions with really gross results.
Remember Sheryl Crow’s recommendation we all use a single sheet of toilet paper? Now look at highly hypocritical Sheryl Crow’s $16M pad. Remember San Fran’s low flow toilet story? San Fran saved 20 million gallons of water only to use 8.5 million pounds of bleach to flush out the smelling to high heaven sewer system. Real Smart Enviros!
From the Denver Post —
“In a 2011 study, four researchers examined reusable bags in California and Arizona and found that 51 percent of them contained coliform bacteria. The problem appears to be the habits of the reusers. Seventy-five percent said they keep meat and vegetables in the same bag. When bags were stored in hot car trunks for two hours, the bacteria grew tenfold.
That study also found that washing the bags eliminated 99.9 percent of the bacteria. It undercut even that good news, though, by finding that 97 percent of people reported that they never wash their bags.
Law professors Jonathan Klick and Joshua Wright have done a more recent study on the public-health impact of plastic-bag bans. They find that emergency-room admissions related to E. coli infections increased in San Francisco after the ban. (Nearby counties did not show this increase.) And this effect showed up as soon as the ban was implemented. The San Francisco ban was also associated with increases in salmonella and other bacterial infections.”