Jennifer Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, concurs.
“The Governor’s approach to safely reopening has been wisely based on the wisdom of scientists and public health officials, and his policy regarding reusable bags should be no different,” she said in a statement. “Repeated scientific studies have shown that clean, reusable containers do not spread the virus. Worker safety is of the utmost importance and the Department of Public Health should focus on giving both workers and consumers safe, sustainable options, like self-bagging with reusable bags at a distance or outside of stores.”
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