Curb Alert Improved: A Design To Help Share Useful Household Goods Curb Alert Improved: A Design To Help Share Useful Household Goods
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Curb Alert Improved: A Design To Help Share Useful Household Goods

by Adele Peters

January 14, 2013

In the Netherlands, Akkaya says, usable trash is likely to end up inside a black trash bag, where no one will see it. The clear bags make the items visible, and give them a chance for a second life. Even in other parts of the world, where something might be placed visibly on the curb, a system like this could have value. The bag could possibly become part of an officially sanctioned system for sharing items; in many cities, regulations fine people who place reusable items out on the wrong day, and even sometimes fine the people picking them up. Goedzak might help. The bag also protects whatever's inside, and marks it as something that's intended for reuse. The only catch, perhaps, is making sure the bag itself doesn't end up in the trash. 

Images courtesy of Waarmakers
 

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Curb Alert Improved: A Design To Help Share Useful Household Goods