Japanese eco-friendly shopping bag doubles as safety helmet

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In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we have seen a few new innovations appearing in the field of emergency precautions, including food provision service Yamory. Now Japan-based Storia has introduced its Grappa foldable shopping bag, which also doubles as a safety helmet in the case of a disaster. The device is made of mesh fabric sides, much like a standard reusable shopping bag, but the bottom consists of hard plastic and expanded polystyrene (EPS), which is often found in safety helmets to absorb impact. The reusable bag can be folded down to the size of…

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