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PureCart: shopping cart sanitizer

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What do shopping carts and public toilet flush handles have in common? They both have millions of tiny, disgusting bacteria. However, unlike the toilet flusher, shopping carts are such an every day thing that most people give no second thought before touching them. Let’s face it, people are slobs. Who knows what the previous shopper left behind on the shopping cart’s handle. And don’t forget all of the food-borne bacteria littered throughout the rest of the cart. Thankfully, there’s the PureCart from PureCart Systems. Simply push the shopping cart through the sanitizing enclosure and let the machine spray the cart with an anti-bacteria (peroxide-based) solution. You’ve now got a clean handle to touch and a germ-free seat to place your child.

According to PureCart Systems’ website, a million germs can be found on one shopping cart handle. Similiarly, 75 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths annually are caused by food-borne bacteria. I don’t know about you, but that makes me not want to touch a shopping cart ever again.

I know, you’re probably thinking, “Why not just use anti-bacteria wipes?” Interestingly, the PureCart costs only 1 to 2 cents per cleansing, which is cheaper than using anti-bacteria wipes. Unfortunately, however, the PureCart only cleans the cart’s seat and handle, not the entire cart. PureCart Systems states that the sanitizing solution used is non-toxic and safe for human contact. The quick-drying solution is said to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria.

The sad part is that only 20 shopping areas within the United States and South Korea (combined) are equipped with the PureCart System.

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Via: Retail Design Diva




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