What a great idea! Have you ever wanted to put something out with the trash that you thought someone else might find of value? Dutch design firm Waarmakers has come up with a solution. As part of their “Design for Altruism” project--which aims to design products that stimulate behavior to benefit others, preferably complete strangers--they conceived Goedzak, a brightly colored garbage bag that indicates the product being discarded is still usable. It's a more visible alternative to taping a "Free" sign on items and, depending where one lives, may be more practical than schlepping the goods to a charity reseller. Learn more about it here. Image source: jubbling.com
Did you know today is World Water Day? Every year approximately 2.4 million deaths (4.6 percent of all deaths globally) could be prevented if people practiced good hygiene and had access to adequate sanitation and water. More than 1.8 million people—mostly children—die every year from water-borne diseases. You can help.