In the Netherlands, ‘garbage bag’ encourages reuse of contents

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The Swap-o-Matic vending machine has already provided one way to pass on unused items to others, rather than sending them to landfill. Another solution from the Netherlands comes in the form of the Goedzak - a transparent 'garbage bag' for unwanted goods that allows passersby to see inside and decide if they could make use of them. Created by Waarmakers, the thinking behind the bags – which are see-through aside from the Goedzak logo — is that they are placed on the sidewalk along with other black bags containing trash. The contents are visible to those passing by, yet stay…

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