Plastic waste is a problem which can be found all over the world. Not only does plastic waste create problems like attracting pests, polluting of the soil, but is also is the foundation of problems like plastic soup. In the Netherlands an approximate of 1,5 procent of the household waste will end up in the streets instead of being thrown away in a disposal container. This accounts to 50 million kilos of waste. As this is such a high but also shocking statistic we needed to take action, therefore we came up with Shoppr.
SHOPPR. is a shopping bag made of waste material, for example leftover cotton from a bedsheet factory. The bag is designed by a Syrian refugee who was a clothing designer in his home country, Syria. The bag is both functional and easy on the eye. It can be used for doing groceries but also for other shopping activities. The bags are made by KANT, a social atelier where people who have difficulties in their lives come for their daytime activity. With this project we hope to empower these people and help them to emancipate in the society again. Furthermore, we hope to empower Mohammed to develop himself here in the Netherlands as a designer. Last, we want to reduce waste to contribute to a cleaner and greener planet. In conclusion, with this project we want to be sustainable in three ways: environmentally, socially and economically.
The project is useful because we help society:
1. Reducing waste material
2. Empowering people with difficulties
3. Empowering Mohammed as a designer
4. The SHOPPR bag can withhold people from buying plastic bags while shopping and doing groceries
The bag will be sold around 5 euro’s to all people who are interested in living in a more sustainable way.