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Time-Traveling Garbage Bins

The TARDIS Trash Can Uses Light and Sound to Make Disposal Fun

— September 13, 2012 — Art & Design
If you are fed up with putting your trash in a bin that just blends in, pick up the TARDIS Trash Can. This trash can is based upon the British television series Dr. Who, and TARDIS stands for "Time and Relative Dimension in Space." In other words, this trash can is supposed to be a time machine.

There are two things that make the TARDIS Trash Can different from other trash cans. Firstly, this trash can has a blue light on top that turns on every time that you dispose of your litter. Secondly, the trash can makes a dematerializing sound when you close the lid. Don't get too excited though, you will still have to take out the garbage later. The time travel aspect is merely in your imagination.

This garbage can is currently being sold on ThinkGeek for $90.
Trend Themes
1. Interactive Garbage Bins - Innovative garbage cans that use light and sound to make disposal fun and interactive offer opportunities for companies to elevate the traditional garbage bin into something fun and engaging.
2. Pop Culture-inspired Waste Management Products - There is opportunity for companies to leverage the popularity of beloved pop culture franchises, such as Dr. Who, to create fun and unique waste management products that resonate with their fanbase.
3. Smart Waste Disposal Systems - Technology-driven waste disposal systems that can automatically segregate, compress or even generate energy from disposed waste present an opportunity for innovation in the sustainability and waste management industries.
Industry Implications
1. Home Goods - Companies in the home goods industry can look to capitalize on the consumer desire for aesthetically pleasing, engaging trash cans that tie into popular culture franchises.
2. Entertainment - There are opportunities for businesses in the entertainment industry to create trash cans and other waste management products that tie into popular franchises, providing fans with a unique and fun way to show their love for their favorite shows and movies.
3. Waste Management - Smart, automated waste disposal systems and products that can manage waste in a more sustainable and efficient manner present opportunities for disruption in the waste management industry.
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