A few weeks ago, I was at the Haynes Convention Center in Boston attending the Pokemon World Championship (which, apparently, is a real thing). While there, I noticed this neat bit of plastic in the restroom. It’s a pouch for holding your bag, jacket, whatever, as you use the stall. It protects your bag from collecting germs or Lord knows what else from the public bathroom.
This is just one more example of how, despite a common mantra, markets are working to make our lives cleaner, healthier, and safer.