Trash Can Design in Vancouver

Vancouver trash can

Interesting trash can design in downtown Vancouver!

Can’t help but wonder about the ‘why’ and research behind it, funding, implementation, distribution of such trash cans, how well its done in meeting its purpose and reception by the public. And then of course, how has it changed the public’s behavior, if at all?

And by the public, I also include the people picking through the trash for bottles / cans. Does it help them? Was it meant to? What do they think? Has anything changed for them?

Interesting stuff!

Ps – I have an interest in the global recycling industry (especially China’s role) that was first stoked by journalist and author Adam Minter’s works. If you’re interested, this is a fascinating look into a billion dollar industry from a man who grew up in a family of junkyard owners.

- Typed on-the-go…