Biomaster Tackles The Bugs In Your 'Bag For Life'
The 5p plastic bag tax introduced last October has resulted in a surge in the use of reusable shopping bags.
But while re-using an old grocery bag may be good for the environment, it isn’t always good for your health, because they are a potentially powerful breeding ground for dangerous bugs.
The Biomaster protected bag now offers environmentally aware consumers a solution – a reusable grocery bag that can use for life, more safely.
International studies show that an increase in the use of reusable bags can lead to a spike in food-borne illness rates caused by cross-contamination. This can take place when you use a bag to carry meat, soiled potatoes, or a dirty sports kit one week, then use the same bag or ready-to-eat foods the next.
Before the bag tax was introduced, shoppers would throw away their old bags, but now they use them again and again.
Our new antibacterial ‘bag for life’ has an inner lining treated with Biomaster technology designed to prevent the growth of bacteria that might transfer between your bag and your groceries.
When bacteria land on a Biomaster protected surface they can’t grow and therefore they die. The technology lasts for the useful lifetime of the bag and is effective against most types of common bacteria that may cause food poisoning, including E.coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella and Listeria.
The Biomaster protected bags are now available from Marks & Spencer and Amazon.