Monday, February 16, 2009

Bottle Bins

These are bottle bins I saw in the Chapultepec Park yesterday in Mexico City. There were hundreds of peoples strolling along the paths, drinking lots of bottled water and juice, and visiting the museums. They put their empty bottles in these bins.

PROS: Nice design with visual cue for user. Thus, minimal contamination. Good distribution throughout the park. Often paired with trash bins. Different shapes and sizes. Paired with signage about recycling. Appropriate use (in a park with lots of people with plastic bottles).

CONS: Use of metal (not sure how the capture rate of the plastic bottles pencils out with the use of re bar and wire).

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