Everywhere they're introduced, the "I'm not a plastic bag" reusable shopping bags are causing a stir. It's kind of like Beanie Babies and Harry Potter ... the frenzy feeds upon itself. And the opportunity to make money by selling them for a big profit on eBay certainly helps. The newest stories are from New York, where Whole Foods retailers offered a limited supply of the bags today. They actually had crowds waiting to buy them, and sold out of the $15 designer totes in minutes. This CNN story says the bags are selling for $200 to $250 each on the Web. Certainly no Plastics News readers were among those standing in line for an "I'm not a plastic bag," were there?
Bag frenzy spreads
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