Multipurpose Wrapping Cloth Helps To Reduce Household Waste
With the revival of the furoshiki, Japan shows how archaic methods can help solve modern problems.
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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.
From the Japanese Ministry of Environment:
The Japanese word mottainai means it’s a shame for something to go to waste without having made use of its potential in full. The furoshiki is made of a fiber manufactured from recycled PET bottles, and has a birds-and-flowers motif drawn by Itoh Jakuchu, a painter of the mid-Edo era.