Findings from a new study conducted by The University of Arizona— in which reusable bags were tested for cleanliness— has raised questions regarding their use.
According to the researchers involved, more than half of the canvas totes examined contained potentially harmful bacteria, like e. coli. It's a frightening statistic, but only for those who aren't washing their eco-friendly accessories. Apparently, a quick rinse reduces/eliminates such health risks and keeps you from offending those around you. Imagine that.