Shopping bags, and bags in general, are so practical it is no surprise they exist in abundance; yet the Hangbag redefines their purpose once they are done with. Instead of chucking away the disposable Hangbag, which is already much more eco-friendly than the classic plastic bag, it can be converted into a hanger. Thus, the Hangbag serves a dual purpose that is still in line with its original one.
Created by a team of designers based in India, the Hangbag essentially gives shopping bags another lease on life. With a few simple twists and folds, the Hangbag addresses two problems stated on Core77: "Over 1 billion paper shopping bags are used every year and only 1% end up in the recycle bin where they rightly belong. On the flip side, over 8 billion hangers are left to the landfills each year—with each hanger taking over 100 years to break down."
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The Hangbag Converts into a Practical Hanger
- By: Meghan YoungNov 25, 2013