Pure water sachets came to West Africa 10 years ago. The half-liter bags sell for 2 euro cents, providing a cheap and clean source of water for many. But the solution to a water problem generated a trash problem in Ghana's capital, Accra. Along with other trash, the blue and white sachets litter the streets and clog sewage drains.
British architect Stuart Gold didn't want to accept the problem as intractable and founded the non-profit organization "Trashy Bags" which started to make hand bags from the discarded water sachets.