Stefanie Rittler recently designed a mobile manufacturing unit that is capable of transforming plastic bags into new objects. Although many people have adopted reusable totes, plastic bags are still used on a consistent basis. This device aims to breathe new life into plastic bags and encourage consumers to reuse what they already have.
Rittler's invention is a mobile manufacturing unit called 'Streetplastic.' To use the device, Rittler asks consumers to choose one plastic bag they would like to keep and one they would like to use for the exterior design. The later is then layered and pressed onto the outside of the main plastic to create an entirely new bag.
The idea behind Rittler's device is to make manufacturers reconsider the demand for disposable products, while also forcing consumers to see how they are contributing to the sourcing of new materials.