Polish designer Katarzyna Okinczyc and photographer Remigiusz Truchanowicz have designed the 60Bag, a carrier-bag that degrades in 60 days.
60Bags are made of non-woven, flax-viscose fabric, produced with flax fiber from industrial waste.
This technology makes the bags naturally decompose in about 60 days after being discarded by the user.
The bags can be composted or safely burnt, which means they don’t require expensive recycling processes.
More information on the project website.
Here's some text from the designers:
60BAGs are biodegradable carrier bags made out of flax-viscose non-woven fabric. It is a Polish made, scientifically developed and patented material. The flax-viscose fabric is produced with flax fiber industrial waste, which means it doesn’t exploit any natural resources and minimizes the production energy use. This highly innovative technology makes the bags naturally decompose in about 60 days after being discarded by the user. The bags can be composted or safely burnt, which means they don’t require expensive recycling processes. They are the perfect natural answer to the environment’s needs.
60BAGs are available in different shapes and sizes to fit customer’s needs. They are the breakthrough answer to polypropylene-made “green bags” and to thick plastic bags given away by most clothing retailers. 60BAG is a great commercial opportunity for the companies truly supporting the eco-friendly lifestyle.
The people behind the project are product designer Katarzyna Okinczyc and photographer Remigiusz Truchanowicz.
Katarzyna Okinczyc born in Poland, graduated from the Universitaet der Kuenste in Berlin, Germany. After a 2 year work experience in the United States returned to Poland to work independently and search for new exciting project opportunities with bannerina, dogenvol and 60bag as the result.
Remigiusz Truchanowicz, professional photographer and brand specialist, graduated from Academy of fine art in Poznan, Poland. His work includes art and commercial photography as well as branding practices. Owner of the Devon Visual Group studio.