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Trash with Class

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: • References: nytimes
Want to offset the environmental damage you do through your trash? One quick and easy way is with one of Urban Outfitters' wastebaskets of recycled tin cans. The 12" high bins are protected with rubber bottoms so you don't have to worry about the eco-chic container scratching your floors. As they're made of individual recycled cans, each has a different pattern.

The Bin Bin, the second garbage bin featured in the gallery, looks like a brown, crumbled paper bag, but is actually made of polyethylene. That's a whole lot more environmentally friendly but looks just as cool.

Everyone produces trash, most of us too much, so until we find a fix, storage bins for garbage are still a necessity. It's an everyday normal item that everyone has, but in a world where elements of design can be added to anything, why not get a quirky can that speaks to your design interests?

The Bin Bin is one neat way to add class to your trash. The brown looks most like a paper bag, but it also comes in red, black and white. The wastebaskets can be bought at UnicaHome.com for $52.

The Clothespin waste basket is sure to generate a lot of attention, but I can't imagine it would stay clean long. Four clothespins hold up a bag of our choice, be it plastic, paper or if you're really environmentally conscious, cloth. The wooden stand sells for $18 at mxyplyzyk.com.