It's difficult to keep a bustling urban environment tidy, and the number and careful placement of garbage bins can have a lot to do with its success. The City Context Streetlight concept offers a clever solution to streamlining metropolitan sidewalks, suggesting the hybrid design of streetlamps and trash cans to be installed at regular intervals.
Already starting out as eco-friendly project, the urban illuminators are powered by solar panels at the top of pole's split shaft. Each lamppost will contain a single compactor at its base, encouraging the separation of general waste and recyclables into different receptacles. There will hence be four different models of the City Context Streetlight, taking care of plastic, paper, metal and other scraps. To avoid the resurfacing of litter, the garbage can portion of the 2011 IDEA Award winner can only be accessed by trash collectors with special keycards.
The City Context Streetlight Concept Cleans up Sidewalks
1. Smart Waste Management - The City Context Streetlight concept combines streetlights and trash cans to streamline waste management and promote recycling.
2. Solar Powered Infrastructure - The use of solar panels to power the urban illuminators offers an eco-friendly and sustainable solution.
3. Keycard-accessed Waste Collection - The special keycard access to the garbage can portion of the lamppost encourages efficient and controlled waste collection.
1. Waste Management - The concept presents disruptive innovation opportunities in waste management by integrating smart streetlights with trash cans.
2. Renewable Energy - The solar-powered infrastructure of the City Context Streetlight offers opportunities for growth and innovation in the renewable energy industry.
3. Security Systems - The keycard-accessed waste collection feature can inspire new advancements in secure waste management systems for urban environments.