News - March 14, 2013

Recycled bags

Shoppers at the Albert Heijn supermarket in Wageningen can now fish a used plastic bag out of the bag bin.

The bin was installed at the end of February on the initiative of a group of students, for whom the project is part of the course 'Empowerment for Sustainability'. It is a pilot project to test whether the idea of reusing plastic bags communally will catch on, explains one of the initiators, Bjorn van As. 'If it works you will get a circulation so that the plastic bags are in effective use for longer. Hopefully the idea will catch on and more shops, schools and libraries will be willing to install their own bag bins.'