Device sanitizes shopping cart handles in between uses

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Shopping carts are home to over a million germs and while most of them are harmless, some, such as E. coli and salmonella can cause severe gastrointestinal illnesses. Now, antibacterial soap company Lifebuoy has developed a simple device that attaches to supermarket shopping carts, and enables users to sanitize the handle before using.

The Lifebuoy Handle on Hygiene campaign was created with digital brand Geometry Global. The branded refillable disk is filled with Lifebuoy sanitizer liquid. It attaches to the handle bar and is swiped from side to side by the user, releasing a thin film that sanitizes the handle, killing 99.9 percent of bacteria.


We recently saw smartphone sanitizers in Korean cafes. What other shared public resources could be sanitized in this way?


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