Developed by Amsterdam-based product design agency Waarmakers, Goedzak is a special garbage bag for items that are still useable. It’s a friendly way to offer products a second chance and stimulate sustainable behaviour.
We always purchased something, or received something that we rarely use, and these stuffs will then be lying in the basement or storeroom for ages; everybody owns items that are no longer of value to them. Every now and then we throw out these items, while they still might be of value and/or useful to others. These items disappear in grey garbage bags and end up on landfills. Goedzak offers these items a second chance.
Goedzak stimulates people to dispose of their products in a more conscious and sustainable way, in a way that extend the products’ lifetime. The designers are currently looking for a Dutch municipality to roll out an experiment with the bag to see if it works. There’s only one little problem: taking stuff from the streets is considered theft in the Netherlands and therefore illegal. But still… it is something benefiting the society as a whole, isn’t it?
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