Sanitise Reusable Bags
Disposable plastic bags are popular because, well, they’re disposable. Like any bag, they get covered in food, grime, or germs during your grocery store outing, but that’s not a concern because you simply throw them out after your trip. Reusable grocery bags, on the other hand, carry more, are environmentally-friendly, and don’t snap in half as you’re walking through the parking lot. While reusable bags are better in so many ways, they also get much dirtier.
Simply follow these steps:
Mix equal parts Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM and water in a spray bottle.
Thoroughly spray the inside and outside of your reusable bags.
Let the bags dry before their next use.
One study found that less than 1 in 6 people frequently wash their reusable grocery store bags, and that failing to do so can increase the risk for food poisoning. Yikes! It’s important to regularly clean your reusable grocery bags because they regularly come in contact with meats, produce, and other products that transmit bacteria. You use them week after week and nonchalantly store them in your cabinet after each trip to the grocery store, but do you ever stop to think how much grime they’ve accumulated? Ideally, your reusable bags should be cleaned after every use, but most people don’t think they have the time to do that. Thankfully, disinfecting your bags is quick and easy using Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM.
Hydrogen peroxide is an ideal reusable bag cleaner, as it effectively kills 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, mould spores, yeast, and fungi to help prevent the transmission of common and serious illnesses. Plus, it’s completely non-toxic. Chemically speaking, hydrogen peroxide (H202) is very similar in composition to water (H20)—the only difference is hydrogen peroxide has an extra molecule of oxygen. Unlike traditional cleaning products, hydrogen peroxide doesn’t contain any chlorine, alcohols, acids, or other dangerous chemical additives. In fact, it biodegrades completely into just water and oxygen, making it environmentally friendly as well.