Multifunctional Brooch Doubles as a Mini Garbage Bin

By: Cecilia Biemann - Published: Jan 19, 2009 • References: anacardim & designboom
As a fan of expensive shoes, I implore all you people out there with the nasty habit of ditching your gum on the ground to get yourselves one of these garbage bin brooches.

The ‘garbage pin’ by Portuguese designer Ana Cardim is a metallic silver brooch that holds a tiny removable plastic bag which, once filled with your heavily chewed gum and other tiny scraps, can then be removed, closed with a wire and ditched in a life-size trash can.

This unique, functional piece of jewelry is sold as a kit that includes additional plastic bags and wires. Stats for Trash Collecting Jewelry Trending: Older & Mild
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