Trashy Bag

Front view of a bag showing the handles. Rear view of a bag showing the handles. Close view of a bag showing the label.
Front view of a bag showing the handles. Rear view of a bag showing the handles. Close view of a bag showing the label.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005898
Country
Date
2008

Description

A Global Mamas Trashy bag made of recycled water pouches, from the 2000s. The water sachets from which this bag is made, together with other drinks sachets, account for the majority of litter pollution on the ground in Ghana. By using these recycled bags, Global Mamas, a women's co-operative not-for profit organization assisting women of Africa in attaining economic independence, helps to reduce the problem of litter pollution. A double layer of washed and disinfected water sachets are machine stitched together to form the bag. It has a zip pocket on the front and one on the inside of the bag and fastens with a velcro strap. The bag has two 30cm drop handles.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Inscriptions

printed: "This bag is rubbish! 270 tons of plastic waste is generated every day in Ghana, 85% from non-biodegradable bags containing purified water and ice cream. Recycling plastic is creating a healthier environment and generating jobs for many Africans. Hand made in Ghana from 100% recycled polyethynene plastic. Each bag is carefully washed and disinfected. Trashy Bags are made in a small workshop in Madina, Ghana" (swing tag)
printed label: "Global Mamas. Hand made in Ghana from 100% recycled plastic. RN # 11256" (inside)
Dimensions
Width
335mm
Height
295mm
Depth
95mm
Method
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