The Eco Trash Can Encourages You to Separate Your Recyclables

By: Amelia Roblin - Oct 8, 2014
References: red-dot.sg & gizmodo
It may not look like anything terribly special, but the Eco Trash Can is quite a clever product. Proposed for the 2014 Red Dot Design Awards, the receptacle was named a winner for its simple and resourceful solution to promoting responsible disposal.

Hu Lingling and Zhang Baoyi developed a lidless box that has a series of narrow grooves cut into its rectangular rim. Within these, the user can easily slot a garbage bag of any size, eliminating any need to stretch or distort a shopping bag so that it fits. Furthermore, the many slits and the generous space enable you to slip multiple biodegradable or plastic bags into the Eco Trash Can. One garbage bin can therefore collect separated recycling and rubbish.