Multipurpose Wrapping Cloth Helps To Reduce Household Waste

Multipurpose Wrapping Cloth Helps To Reduce Household Waste

With the revival of the furoshiki, Japan shows how archaic methods can help solve modern problems.

Sandra Pfeifer
  • 1 november 2010

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We recently came across the furoshiki, a stylish multipurpose wrapping cloth from Japan that can be used repeatedly in a variety of ways. It’s a great example of how to reduce plastic bag waste by reviving an almost forgotten tradition. Reintroduced by the country’s environmental minister, it follows the so called 3-R-principles of reduce, recycle and reuse.

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