Sunday, March 23, 2008

Trashy Bags

My family is from Ghana so I am a little bit biased towards cool stuff that comes from there. I just found about this fun new Ghanaian company and couldn't wait to tell you about them!

Trashy Bags is a cool and environmentally-minded project: old plastic bags which normally pollute the streets (in which things like single serving water and ice cream are sold, see here) are collected and turned into fresh new reusable totes, backpacks, duffle bags, and even briefcases! The people who collect them from the street get paid for bringing them in, the people that assemble them get paid by the company, the company makes money from the sales of the bags, and Ghana has cleaner streets. Everybody wins!

I'm gonna try and order some right away!

(via Boing Boing)

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