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Your Everyday Tote to Keep the Urban Clean

Everyday Tote to Save Environment

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Over 200k disposable plastic bags are used every hour in United States. Save the environment with style: pledge for our new Everyday Tote.
Disposable plastic bags are a killer to our environment and use millions of gallons of petroleum to produce. They’re one of the main components of litter in our streets, and they take hundreds of years to break down in landfills.

WHO BENEFITS?

Thankfully, more and more cities, counties, and states in America are initiating plastic bag bans. We say, let’s help the movement, and stop using disposable plastic bags altogether. Use our Everyday Tote - and it only costs $20-25 (depends on the design)

IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Yes, for one year or less

EXPERTISE

  • I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • This idea is meant to inspire - I hope someone else takes it on!

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Hi My Huynh, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story with higher impact. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

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Team

Thank you for such quick and useful reply, OpenIDEO,
At the moment, I look around and found some interesting designs that can fit with 2 targets: useful and eco-friendly. However, I also want to add the "fashionable" feature in it. That's why I will take time to research more and contribute the final design later.
Thank you again for the instruction.
Cheers.

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Team

Hi My, what are potential materials of these bags? An has mentioned a very good idea about different colours for different themes increasing awareness of people about climate change. However, I think the design phase to make it fashionable could raise expenses remarkably. Have you thought about making it locally by printing wishes/needs of people in local slum communities on those bags ?

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Team

Thank you for recommendation Vinh!
I'd love to research more about it.

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