Crazy Money Day! The aNYbag
It’s Crazy Money Day!
Alex DeBagh went to his father with an idea. He thought he could use plastic bags to make totes. His father, was skeptical, but Alex persistented, and founded aNewYorkbag. It’s spelled anybag. New Yorkers used 23 billion single-use plastic bags annually before the state banned them in 2020. Typical bags are used for an average of 12 minutes, then thrown away. Only 10% are recycled. aNYbag’s mission is to close the loop on plastic waste by transforming one man’s trash into another man’s treasure. Bags are separated by size, fused with a heat sealer, and cut in strips. They’re woven on a hand loom in the oldest remaining leather factory in New York City. It’s time consuming, so each unique tote is considered a luxury item. It takes about 95 plastic bags to make one tote. Alex partnered with elementary schools and fashion retailers to collect thousands of pounds of plastic to make his bags.
Plastic bags are one of the most common forms of trash littered throughout the world. Countries are beginning to ban them. Alex saw a need, persevered and worked diligently to perfect his product. 10% of his proceeds go to the New York City Parks Department so his children and others will have a clean place to play. Proverbs 21:5 says, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance…” Alex used plastic trash to make a crazy-money story!
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