Water-Cooler Talk: New Application for Plastic Bags

Who’d have thought that after all these years someone would come up with a new application for the already omnipresent plastic bag?

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Who’d have thought that after all these years someone would come up with a new application for the already omnipresent plastic bag?

 

But that’s precisely what Spanish businessman Gonzalo Bayona has done. Now he’s looking for someone to make them.

 

Last month, Bayona announced that he’d developed the first garbage bag specially designed for water or coffee vending machines in an effort to promote recycling of disposable cups. Bayona calls his bag EcoTira. He says it adapts to any type of liquid dispensing vending machine, holds 100 used cups, and can carry an advertising message. Bayona says his invention, for which he has received an international patent, avoids mixing cups with other types of waste, cuts down on the use of garbage bags for this purpose, and facilitates cup recycling.

 

Bayona is now looking for bagmakers and investment partners as he seeks to expand his business both in his homeland in Spain and worldwide.

 

Check out the inventor’s YouTube video (below) for a demonstration. Bayona also has a page on Facebook devoted to the product. And his own website.