United States – The Steel Yard, a non-profit industrial arts organisation based in the US state of Rhode Island, is fabricating refuse bins with an artistic flourish. The bins are made from various materials such as discarded bicycle parts and then a unique design is created on each. To date, 120 have been located throughout the centre of Rhode Island’s capital Providence.
‘People don’t typically think of their municipal garbage-can fund as a way to talk about community identity, or a way to support local industry,’ says The Steel Yard’s Howie Sneider. ‘Through public projects and other community partnerships, we are able to keep that money local and use it as a chance for a community to express itself.’
Source: National Journal