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From a Bluenotes store in TorontoA green canvas tote bag marked "Think Green": it was marked as "Made in China" and therefore had recently been shipped halfway around the world. It was made from cotton (a crop which is estimated to use 35% of all industrial pesticides) and printed with (as best as I can tell based on my knowledge of silkscreening techniques) thermoplastic PVC-based inks which contain phthalates one of the nastier toxins out there and well on it's way to being banned worldwide.

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2.8Metro Hippie’s
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Granted the product is greenwashing, but it is far superior to its alternatives... paper and plastic grocery bags, so in principal its really not that bad.

4.4greenguru’s
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The act of reusing a bag is green, the bag itself is only green if its material is sustainable and if it was produced in a manner that minimized impacts to the environment. With countless forgotten and discarded cloth totes piling up in the back of people's closets and in thrift store bins, there is little need to purchase new bags in order to start a green behavior. Pick up a used tote if possible, but if you need to purchase a new one, make sure it is made from a sustainable fabric.