Making Garbage Gorgeous

The act of recycling and proper disposal made chic

Implications - Commodities that make style statements while declaring a devotion to environment are high in demand. Although recycling has increased and waste production has declined, there’s no way to eliminate garbage fully. There will always be a market for waste bins, yet consumers no longer want to settle for the ordinary.
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Expanding Garbage Can - Growing Bin
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Mild 11,696 Clicks Pub: Mar 25, 08
Expanding Garbage Can
Growing Bin
Perfect for lazy people who do not like to take out the trash often, designer Young-min Heo must have had me in mind with this Growing Bin design. The Growing Bin utilizes an adjustable set of concentric… [More]
Controversial Anti Drug Ad - Publicis Campaign in Brazil
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Average 6,372 Clicks Pub: Mar 13, 08
Controversial Anti Drug Ad
Publicis Campaign in Brazil
This is a controversial campaign against drug use and abuse of alcohol. It can be seen in the corridors and recreation areas of the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo/Brazil. It was implemented… [More]
Recycling Made Easy - Elegant Barcode Trashcan
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Mild 11,854 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 08
Recycling Made Easy
Elegant Barcode Trashcan
We all like the idea of recycling and saving the environment, but sometimes the process of knowing what to recycle and where to put it is rather confusing. For example, not all plastics and metals can… [More]
3 Eco Chic Wastebins - Trash with Class
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Untested 5,495 Clicks Pub: Mar 16, 08
3 Eco Chic Wastebins
Trash with Class
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… [More]
High Rise Composts - Vermicondo
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Untested 5,763 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 08
High Rise Composts
Vermicondo
Apartment and condominium dwellers interested in using worm composting for their kitchen scraps usually don't have the space to hide the ugly containers. A good solution is Vermicondo, a sleek multi-level… [More]
Recycled Popcorn Bags - Eco-Chic Waste
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Mild 3,661 Clicks Pub: Mar 22, 08
Recycled Popcorn Bags
Eco-Chic Waste
These garbage bins are corny, yet still tres mignon! The brightly coloured, recycled popcorn bag bins can add a cute, eco-friendly splash of funky functionality to your home or office. What you once… [More]
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