The Canadian media is currently reporting on a story originating from a Florida newspaper saying that independent testing on behalf of the Tampa Tribune has found elevated levels of lead in reusable shopping bags that exceed the “safe” level of lead in children’s toys.
The laboratory testing looked at bags originating in the United States, most of which only came from U.S.-based chains. Wal-Mart was the only store whose bags were tested that also has stores in Canada, but according to the CBC it is not known if the Canadian Wal-Mart bags are the same ones that are used in the United States.
The lead found in these reusable bags is thought to be in the paint on the bags, because paint containing lead is sometimes used by some manufacturers as a cheap alternative to safer paints.
At Ice Green, we only use environmentally-friendly materials and our reusable bags do not contain lead.
Our goal is to provide alternatives to wasteful plastic bags and it is our responsibility to make sure they are safe for both the planet and our customers. Part of this responsibility is to perform due diligence to ensure we provide a product that is non-toxic and lead-free. In light of this recent media coverage regarding concentrations of lead found in reusable bags, Ice Green is pleased to inform you that all of our non-woven products always have been and will continue to be lead-free as well as hazardous-chemical free.
We are also available to answer any questions or concerns you may have and would be happy to provide supporting documentation upon request.
Director of Sales
About ICEGREEN Reusable Bags:
Ice Green is one of the largest manufacturers of lead free and contaminant-free reusable bags, and custom reusable bags in North America, serving a wide variety of businesses and industries both small and large (Beverage Companies, Grocery Stores, Hotels, Pharmaceuticals and much more.) With distribution centers across North America and factories as far away as China (ISO-9001-2000-certified), we regularly manufacture and ship around the globe. And, as the manufacturer, you’re dealing directly with us, saving you time and money. Looking for the best in lead free reusable bags? Contact ICEGREEN today.