Given this weekend's litter festival, I was interested to find out that the old overflowing bin scenario isn't restricted to Freo. I came across this cool article (click here) reporting how a Copenhagen resident who was tired of seeing overflowing bins in her city. She took matters into her own hands by implementing her own simple solution. (She has her own blog by the way, which can be found by clicking here)
Here are some photos taken from the blog post.
|Overflowing bin in Copenhagen via Classic Copenhagen blog|
|Day 3 of test tube solution via Classic Copenhagen blog|
I really liked the idea and the approach. The solution targeted a specific problem in a proactive way through simple design. Unfortunately on day 6 of the experiment the local government removed the test tubes. Maybe there is an opportunity for Freo?
I'm hoping we won't have another Freo Festival of Litter this coming long weekend.