Charcoal bags are cumbersome to lift and pour and don't seal well which means they will absorb moisture from the basement or garage and they won't catch fire or burn as well when dry. My idea is to package Kingsford Charcoal in a sturdy, reusable container with a handle and spout for easy lifting and pouring, with a snap lid to keep out moisture. I made a proposed jpg file to show what the new packaging might look like.
I'd say almost 1/3 to 1/2 of our trash now is part recycled, part non recycled. We currently have two separate trash cans in our pantry, one for each and they almost fill at the same time. My idea is to make recycling easier for people and not have to have two trash cans in their house. They just use one.
When you take out a trash bag, it should be the normal size, but be two separate bags that are connected at the top and would fit your standard trash can. These two bags would have a perforated line in the middle where they connect. One side could be white (non recycled), the other bag could be green or blue (recycled). When both sides are full, you pick the back up, take it outside, tear it apart along the perforated seam and place one in your recycled bin, and the other in your non-recycled bin. You could get fancy and each have their own drawstring, etc.
Make blue, red and green color recycle waste glad bags for your recycle garbage cans. This will spark consumers to start recyling if they do not at home. Plus it will attract consumers that are already recyling their waste at home. This should attract businesses that have small waste cans to separate their trash when custodians empty their waste cans.
It drives me crazy when the perfect thing (or the only thing a hostess is willing to part with) to hold a leftover liquid (stew, soup, salad dressing) is a baggie, and pouring it is such a mess! If I'm not using the whole contents of the bag at once, I have to clean the threads of the baggie in order to reseal. Worse than that, was the time I tried to use a ladle to get the salad dressing out. It went everywhere--at work! So, my idea is to create a small liner of baggie material at one corner of the bag zip and seal it to the horizontal internal surface of the bag just below the zipper. Flipping it up and out would boost the contents over the threads, and I would be able to just tuck this little "spout" back in and zip the bag back up. No messy threads. I tried to make one with a cut out folded side of the bag (4" by 1") and some tape. It works! I drew it too, in case you would please consider making one. I'm not much of an artist, but I really hope you'll consider making my life easier. I do this big Halloween chilli get together in my neighborhood every year, and I'm sure my guests would like their leftover chilli in bags like these.