The Best Way to Clean Your Reusable Shopping Bags

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Disposable shopping bags are no more. We didn’t have to be concerned about food, dirt, or germs being transferred to our shopping bags after usage since we were able to just throw them away. Reusable shopping 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 shopping bags are better in so many ways, they also get much dirtier.

One study found that less than 1 in 6 people frequently wash their reusable shopping 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, cleaning and disinfecting your bags is quick and easy using Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. 1

    Mix equal parts Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – Oxygen Plus and water in a reusable spray bottle.

  2. 2

    Thoroughly spray the inside and outside of your reusable bags and let them sit for 5 minute.

  3. 3

    Use a wet cloth to wipe down and let them air dry before their next use.

TIP: To remove stains and smell from canvas shopping bags. Just toss them into the washing machine and add 1/2 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is an ideal reusable bag cleaner, as it effectively kills 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 atom 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.

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