The Seven Best Reusable Shopping Bags, According to Wirecutter Staff

The Seven Best Reusable Shopping Bags, According to Wirecutter Staff

Since we began working on this guide, originally in light of the New York plastic-bag ban, things have changed dramatically due to COVID-19, and people’s shopping habits have had to change too. At this point, it’s not clear what, if any, risk is involved in using and carrying reusable shopping bags, but out of an abundance of caution, the governor of New Hampshire, for one, has banned their use. In contrast, some experts have said that such bags are not a major concern. If you are worried about the possibility of transmitting the virus via your own bags, you can either clean them thoroughly between uses or wash them, and wash your hands after handling them. However, as we point out in our article on how to safely handle packages, per the CDC, the way the virus is primarily known to reach people is through respiratory droplets, and OSHA says, “At this time, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 is spread through environmental exposures, such as coming into contact with contaminated surfaces.”

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *