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hafiz heriyuda


Project Overview

Vending Reusable Bags

The usage of plastic shopping bags in the world has been categorized as the potential destruction to the environment in few years to come. The usage of biodegradable paper bags are even contributed to the garbage piles and the making required trees to be cut down. A survey said that the average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year. On the other side, the usage of non-degradable plastic bags gives impacts to wildlife. Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, so even when an animal dies and decays after ingesting a bag, the plastic re-enters the environment, posing a continuing threat to wildlife. Also, some countries has banned and taxed the use of plastic bags. My idea to decrease the use of shopping bags is by making reusable bag vending machines system. The system will be applied in a city where some spots will have vending machines to lease the reusable bags and the renters can return in when they are done. The system is different from the common vending machine which the users have to pay right where it is. However, the renters register to the provider to be the members and invest their money for the reusable bags. The registered ones can rent the reusable bags and use their investment points and get the points back by returning the bags to the vending machines. There is a member card, like credit card, as the access to rent. The vending machines are potential located in shopping centers and populated area.

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