DE: »MyEcoBag«, a returnable system for shopping bags

28 June 2018

Researchers have developed »MyEcoBag«, a returnable system for shopping bags. The system works like this: as before, the customer can purchase a bag in the shop. In addition to the purchasing price, he pays a deposit. If the customer does not need the bag anymore, it is dirty or worn out, then it can be returned. The customer regains the deposit. The returned bags are sorted, cleaned and returned to business. This way, more than 30 cycles can be achieved.
A shopping list app that the customers shall use parallel to the bag works against »forgetfulness«: the probability increases that customers think of their bag when preparing the shopping list (News Item Fraunhofer IML).
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