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As members of the Lebanese community, we are well aware of the waste problem in Lebanon and specifically in Beirut. Having conducted extensive re… Read More
As members of the Lebanese community, we are well aware of the waste problem in Lebanon and specifically in Beirut. Having conducted extensive research and field work, we realized that plastic bags are a big issue in our city. Not only are they used in over-abundance and needlessly, they are also not recyclable and end up in landfills polluting the earth and air. Dobrag means plastic bag in Armenian. It was first created to function as a system uniting members of the Lebanese-Armenian community, artisans and designers to make sustainable products through upcycling and co-creation. Read Less
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As members of the Lebanese community, we are well aware of the waste problem in Lebanon and specifically in Beirut. Having conducted extensive research and field work, we realized that plastic bags are a big issue in our city. Not only are they used in over-abundance and needlessly, they are also not recyclable and end up in landfills polluting the earth and air.
Dobrag means plastic bag in Armenian. It was first created to function as a system uniting members of the Lebanese-Armenian community, artisans and designers to make sustainable products through upcycling
and co-creation. 
This project was part of Desmeem, a collaborative multidisciplinary problem-solving process involving European and Arab designers.
The Dobrag logo in English, Armenian, and Arabic.
A map of Lebanon showing the amount of waste generated per area.
 
An infographic showing the different types of trash generated and where they end up.
A glimpse of our manifesto.
We organized an event at a local school to gather all the plastic bags from people's homes and teach students and parents how to use them in creative ways with the help of our star artisan, Hagop.
We then exhibited our products as part of Beirut Design Week in 2012.
We also created an online platform to promote local talents and up-cycling through tutorials, DIY projects and challenges.