February 14, 2023 0

Governments Are Banning Reusable Bags During COVID-19 Pandemic

Some governments have ordered the use of disposable bags in stores around their states, as a way to tamp down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

And the Minnesota Grocers Association has developed flyers for its stores to display at checkout lanes, saying reusable bags couldbe a carrier of the virus. The group cites a recent study that found the novel coronavirus can live on hard surfaces like plastic or stainless steel for up to 72 hours, and on cardboard for up to 24 hours.

But the study did not specifically look at reusable bags — leaving shoppers with the question: What to do?

Source: States and stores are banning reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to use them? | MPR News

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