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Think Spider-Man, But With Plastic Bags

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In Spider-Man, Peter Parker invented devices worn on his wrists known as web-shooters. Twitter user Tsukasa-3D invented his own shooters, but for shopping bags.

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Recently in Japan, even convenience stores have started charging customers for plastic bags and to avoid paying these charges, people need to bring their own. Using a 3D printer, Tsukasa-3D created his own plastic bag slinger. Just load a plastic bag, shoot it out, and either impress or freak out the store staff.

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It’s called the Sack Shooter, and Tsukasa-3D writes that this using it is really cool—like in an action movie!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

What? You are supposed to bring a reusable bag to stores. You don’t reduce the consumption of single-use plastics by creating ways to keep using single-use plastics.

The only practical use I could see for this gadget is for cleaning up after your dog. Small, single-use bags would be justified in that case.