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Italian designers Riccardo Nannini, Domenico Orefice, and Emanuele Pizzolorusso created Fabriano, a waste basket made entirely out of recycled paper. The muffin-cup-shaped basket consists of 50 pleated-paper disposable bags nesting inside one another. Each can be extracted and used as trash bags themselves when the bin is full, leaving the layer below ready to collect more paper/trash. My first thought was that this is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic trash bags. But on second thought, I realized that it's a waste paper basket meant for paper, which would eventually be tossed in a recycling bin. So, it seems that the basket wastes more paper than necessary. But in the long run, a recycled paper bag, which can be recycled again, is more eco-friendly than, say, a standard waste basket, which would likely end up in a landfill when it's no longer needed. What do you think? Is this product eco-friendly?

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marshawjs marshawjs 8 years
it's a nice idea but i feel like it's missing something. seems nicer in theory than in real life.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Neat idea but what id you put something wet in there would it soak it up and not damage the other ones?
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
This would be good for recycling. I usually use paper bags from the grocery store, but I've switched to re-usable bags, so I don't have as many paper bags as before. Though, it does seem like a waste, paying for a product I formerly got for free. It looks a lot cooler though
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Hmm...I'm stumped on this on, If you're using to just collect the odds and ends from your office, then why do you need to line the basket at all how hard is it to take the whole basket and dump it? If something spills in it just rinse it out. That would be my logic
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
actually I think I'd love to use this for scooping out the cat litter instead of plastic bags.
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