Cutting down on plastic bags (and what do with the extras).

September 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

According to the Huffington Post, “American Samoa is going to make it illegal for stores to hand out plastic bags once a new law goes into effect early next year.” On top of that, Washington DC’s 5-cent bag tax already resulted in “an 82 percent reduction in the number of plastic bags and $150,000 for the city” in just one month.

The numerous upsides of switching to reusable bags are obvious. What do to with the extra plastic bags you may have laying around may not be. One solution? Take a cue from artists like Nils Völker, Joshua Allen Harris, and Michael Rakowitz.

installation view of Michael Rakowtiz’s paraSITE

September 3’s daily design idea is even eco-friendly lifestyle changes can result in waste, so why not go one step further and put that waste to use?

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Unseen design. Shadowplay’s “Juno” handiwork.

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