The Big Lead Bag Debacle
We all know plastic bags are bad. Very, very bad. They take about 4 trillion years (roughly) to decompose in landfills and they fall apart when you bring home heavy groceries and they pile up in your kitchen and make you want to explode. Or something like that.
But seriously, reusable bags are an awesome way to take care of the environment, plain and simple. Plus there are lots of really cool ones on the market right now. You may have heard that there are a lot of reusable bags being recalled at the moment because of concerns over lead content. Everyone from Lululemon to Whole Foods to Sears Canada are calling into question the safety of their reusable bags.
Some have said that the quantity of lead is tiny, and that the bags are not likely to cause harm to humans. When we’re dealing with lead however, I think it’s better to be safe than sorry. Having said that, I’m happy to say that UsedEverywhere’s (very popular, very stylish) bags are lead-free! The bags we have right now are from a company called smartbag.ca and they are non-woven polypropelene with ZERO lead in them. Yes!