Perfectly round white skin creatures, distinguished from each other by the color of their mouths, were multiplying, rolling down the hills, scattered in groups and joining at strategic points. Then, they opened their blue, yellow, green and black mouths, and began eating all the garbage, in a careful manner, with amazing criteria.
Portuguese design office AND-RÉ has won the Iberian Urban Equipment Prize – Larus/Architectures, this year in the category Urban Furniture with “PACMAN“, a captivating design that sets out to change the mindset of citizens in their relation with recycling.
They have a stainless steel frame; you can see the metal legs on which they are standing if you glance towards the base. On top of the steel structure is a composite skin. These stark colors help you distinguish one bin from another. Therefore, you will dump the right type of trash in each bin. The mouths have four different colors of green, blue, yellow, and black. A knob right at the center of their mouth bears a label telling you what type of garbage have to be thrown inside.
The clever design of these bins will surely change the way people look at recycling.