Philadelphia industrial designer Sam Gensburg wanted to make a garbage can that could be thrown out with the trash if it ever became undesirable or broken, so he designed the pulp paper bin. Using junk mail or other papers to make pulp, the pulp paper bin is an ingenious way to use trash to make a trash receptacle.

Because the paper is recycled and reused, paper pulp is an extremely sustainable material. Thus, even though pulped paper is great for making pulp paper bins, it can also be used for any number of items.