NSS volunteers observe International Paper Bag Day

On 12 July 2020, the NSS units of Vidya observed International Paper Bag Day by organizing a paper bag making challenge. Volunteers were asked to make paper bags at home and share photographs of the same. Volunteers actively participated in the challenge.

A little bit of history

American inventor, Francis Wolle, received credit for his patent of the first paper bag machine in 1852. Margaret E. Knight became known as “the mother of the grocery bag” after she designed the square, flat bottomed bag, and the machine that would fold and paste them in 1870. Over the years, other inventors have received recognition and patents for their inventions of devices that improve the paper bag or its production.

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