Originally conceived as a solution for the poorest South Africans who barely have enough money to buy food and much less for energy, these bags reduce fuel consumption by 30%. It is fully recyclable, so practical and effective that Unilever has already ordered five million and is being distributed around the world. Wonderbag has the ambition to sell enough in the next five years to save up to 8 million tons of CO2.
How does the Wonderbag work?
It couldn't be simpler. You simply put the pot of food in the kitchen - it can be a stew, rice, cornmeal, or other staples. Once it has been brought to a boil, the pot goes to the cloth bag, which is filled with recycled polystyrene, and the lid of the bag is closed. That is all. The bag is so well insulated that it will continue to cook food. In addition to helping to save energy and water, as less evaporation occurs, this incredible product has many environmental benefits.
Since fewer fossil fuels are burned for cooking, less CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere. With the purchase of bags by Unilever (5 million), 2.5 million tons of CO2 will be prevented from being emitted into the atmosphere each year.