(Pic) DIY Backpack Made From Plastic Bags

The 01Mathery design group offers one solution to the world's overabundant supply of shopping bags.

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on August 24, 2010.

Yesterday, we wrote about plastic bags being banned in Mexico city, and a potential solution for dealing with plastic waste of all kinds. Of course, we can always re-use plastic bags. However, what if you wanted something that was a little more style-conscious and functional?

The 01Mathery design group offers one solution , with a visual guide to making a utilitarian backpack out of several carefully folded shopping bags.

01Mathery: “OF BEST backpack 16.08.10″

TOPICS: Design & Architecture, Environmental / Green, Fashion
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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.