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Persuade your local supermarket to offer a "bag bowl". Where people can leave their plastic bags for others to re-use.

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Kasper
Kasper
March 2 2012  | LoveUnlove

Supermarkets sell plastic shopping bags. Of course a stupid item. Can we get rid of them? I hope so. But at least we can reduce the amount getting sold/adding to our waste.
So the idea is to get your local supermarket(s) to start using a bowl ('tassenbol', 'bag bowl') at the entrance in which you can donate your unused previously bought bags. So if you come in the shop you can just grab a used one. So people don't have to, out of lazyness, buy more waste!
There is an initiative: http://www.tassenbol.nl.
In Rotterdam there is only 1! I only know one supermarket that has one. I will also talk to my supermarket manager.

Ingetje Wielenga
Ingetje Wielenga
March 3 2012  | LoveUnlove

I once saw this in a supermarket in Amsterdam and thought it was so smart!

Lieza
Lieza
March 4 2012  | Kasper loves thisLoveUnlove

Love the idea!! I hope that in 1 month Maarten could try to persuade >1 supermarket.

Bart
Bart
March 5 2012  | Ingetje Wielenga loves thisLoveUnlove

love the idea... especially when upscaled, maybe Maarten can influence Albert Heijn (or others) on a corporate level to bring a bag bowl to each of their shops. Maybe he can cooperate with a product designer to create the bag bowl out of some recycled stuff.

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