Reduction Trash Bin
The Reduction trash bin is a concept for replacing the standard 94 gallon municipal/privately supplied trash can with a thought provoking alternative.
With 5% of the world’s population, the US consumes one third of the world’s resources. For a majority of people, the results of this level of consumption are not tangible.
The Reduction trash bin replaces the existing outdoor trash can with an educational tool enabling families to understand the way their level of consumption relates to the world around them. It also provides a way for people to set goals and see real progress in their level of consumption, trash production, and environmental impact.
The Reduction trash bin is truly designed with the user experience in mind and designed to encourage change in behavior. Each time the can is expanded or collapsed, a message is delivered which encourages the user to consider how their level of consumption will impact the world over time.