More bad news for tree huggers and Wendyl Nissen

Oh no, all those cocks out there that insist on re-usable shopping bags are going to be more than a little upset about the news that they aren’t so good for the environment after all. I fully expect to see Wendyl Nissen decrying the use of these bags with all their chemicals and poisons that they contain. She won’t of course because the green goddess is like all green prophets, an appalling hypocrite.

They dangle from the arms of many New Yorkers, a nearly ubiquitous emblem of empathy with the environment: synthetic, reusable grocery bags, another must-have accessory for the socially conscious.

But the bags, hot items at upscale markets, may be on the verge of a glacier-size public relations problem: similar bags outside the city have been found to contain lead.

“They say plastic bags are bad; now they say these are bad. What’s worse?” asked Jen Bluestein, who was walking out of Trader Joe’s on the Upper West Side with a reusable bag under her arm on Sunday.

“Green is a trend and people go with trends,” Ms. Bluestein said. “People get them as fashion statements and they have, like, 50 of them. I don’t think people know the real facts.”

There is no evidence that these bags pose an immediate threat to the public, and none of the bags sold by New York City’s best-known grocery stores have been implicated. But reports from around the country have trickled in recently about reusable bags, mostly made in China, that contained potentially unsafe levels of lead. The offending bags were identified at several stores, including some CVS pharmacies; the Rochester-based Wegman’s grocery chain recalled thousands of its bags, made of recycled plastic, in September.

Concerns have proliferated so much that Senator Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat, sent a letter on Sunday to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency to investigate the issue.

I just bet Wendyl Nissen has heaps of these bags in the back of her “very green” toxic vehicle, the Toyota Prius. The irony is that people like her lobbied to remove lead from paint and petrol on the premise that it was poisoning us and now they insist we used re-usuable bags filled with the stuff.

Wendyl Nissen, the green goddess, is just such and appalling hypocrite.

Watts up with That posted a very good video that described people like Wendyl Nissen to a tee.

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