This past week, Wal-Mart started a new campaign in our area of offering reusable bags for $1 each. The bag is similar to some I’ve seen costing as much as $10. According to an included information card, this bag has the following special characteristics:
* It is 100% recyclable
* It is made from 85% recycled materials
* It is made from approximately 4 plastic soda bottles
* It can replace 50 plastic shopping bags
* It can carry the same weight as 2-3 plastic shopping bags
I don’t know how they can claim that this bag replaces 50 plastic shopping bags. Perhaps a durability comparison was made between these bags and plastic shopping bags, and the recycled bags were found to last 50 times longer than plastic grocery bags.