THE TRASH LIGHT.
Designed as part of a assignment during my BA in advertising the trash light is an proposed solution to britain's billion pound litter problem.
The trashlight is designed to give a positive association with putting litter in the bin.
There have been many methods put in place in order to tackle the litter problem. In many parts of the world foot prints have been painted on the floors that lead to a trash can. This was introduced on the premise that people don't bother to find a bin and thus drop it on the floor. the response to this project has been largely positive.
Taking This a step further I Made an attempt to modernising the dustbin it self.
Humans like every biological being are attracted to light. We are drawn to light for many reasons. The more light there is the more information there is to be taken in. instinctively we are drawn to it for its warmth. We associate light with mostly positive things. This relationship humans have light led me to believe that it could be harnessed to solve human problems. Littering is a human problem
By installing n newly designed visually appealing and interactive dustbins dustbins in areas with a high amount of pedestrian footfall the goal is to make putting things in the bin more appealing to people then littering
The trash light is designed to attract people to it. Energy efficient bendable light strips wrap around the body of a trash receptacle. The lights remain at a soft pulsing glow of a variety of colours when inactive to increase its viability.
Pressure pads will encircle the floor sounding the bin and will when activatedcause the lights sounding the bin to pulsate quickly. the purpose of this feature is two fold. the first being that when someone approaches the bin to do dispose of something they will get the feeling that they are doing something more than throwing away garbage. the second purpose is to greater increase visibility upon interaction in order to entice others to follow suit.
Motion activated sensors are fitted at the top roof of the bins which respond to garbage being thrown in. this will trigger the lights to change to a solid colour in order to respond in realtime to someone throwing garbage away and interact with the person as opposed to just being a receptacle for garbage.
The entire experience of trash lights is designed to tackle the littering issues that many countries face by making the dustbin more appealing to the eye and by using technology that allows us to respond to peoples actions it gives people a reason to throw something in the bin other than its good for the environment.