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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Shopping Bag [Bio LIMEX Bag]
Business Owner
TBM Co., Ltd.
Category
Daily necessities
Company
TBM Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
20G050250
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

"Bio LIMEX Bag" is a shopping bag made mainly from stones and plant-based material. It is neither a plastic bag nor a paper bag. Because it is mainly made from inexpensive limestone, it brings economic benefit even compared to paper bags and bags made only from plant-derived resin. It also brings environmental benefits that can contribute to oil resource conservation and climate change.

Producer

TBM Co., Ltd. Founder and CEO Nobuyoshi Yamasaki/ TBM Co., Ltd. General Manager Eiji Mizuno

Director

TBM Co., Ltd. Corporate Officer, CMO Takayuki Sasaki/ TBM Co., Ltd. Communication Director Yuzuru Kikuta

More information

https://tb-m.com/limex/products/limexbag/

Already on the market
2019/6/14

Evaluation

A 100% bio-derived resin replacement for conventional Limex, which is made from limestone and petroleum-derived plastic, Bio Limex succeeds in helping to conserve petroleum, water, and forest resources and further reducing CO2 emissions. We greatly admire the way in which this item has been designed to lower the threshold for its widespread adoption, as it is primarily made from cheap limestone and equipment for manufacturing conventional plastic bags can be used to produce Bio Limex bags without any modifications. The silky texture of white limestone is pleasant to the touch and this material has an appeal that is hard to explain in terms of its tremendous environmental performance alone. We anticipate that it will find an array of uses.

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