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Goedzak, sustainable rubbish sacks

Dutch designers Waarmakers have created sustainable rubbish sacks for discarding unwanted items in good condition, in the hope that they'll be picked up by a new owner instead of ending up at a landfill site.

Once full, the bags with transparent panels are left in the street along with normal refuse so passers-by can pick them up and make use of their contents. The items are kept clean and dry but still visible, and if they remain in place when the refuse collection truck passes then they will be taken away with the rest of the rubbish.

The project aims to introduce a more sustainable method of waste disposal along with a benevolent attitude towards providing potentially useful items for others.

Source: dezeen.comAdded: 11 January 2013

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