Bin Banking is a simple concept conceived to encourage people to litter in garbage bins instead of streets. Instead of thinking laterally towards designing a garbage bin, we focused on how people can be benefited from the very act of throwing garbage in the bin.

Fluid Foundation, New Delhi, India

Bin Banking is a simple concept conceived to encourage people to litter in garbage bins instead of streets.
Instead of thinking laterally towards designing a garbage bin, we focused on how people can be benefited from the very act of throwing garbage in the bin. Integrated with clever technologies like Proximity Sensor, Load Sensor and RFID Transmitter, we envisioned a system of "Reward Points" which the person can claim at the Central Transport System, either buses, auto-rickshaws, even electric rickshaws.

The very act of choosing to mount the bin at an Electric pole makes it a very frequently occurring urban feature, visible even during night time. Some salient features of the Bin Design are:

- To be made as module from recycled-thermofused PET
- These modules will simplify the cycle of replacing clean bins with dirty ones
- Easy stacking mechanism
- Low Maintenance Recycled Bins
- Since the bins will be so many in number, we designed a dedicated panel for
advertisement to generate revenue for maintenance and replacement targeting a self-sustaining system.

Aim was not just to design a "Smart Bin" but usher an integrated ecosystem where the earned reward points can be redeemed not just with public transportation system but with diverse services as well. It is amazing how design can convert "a civic duty into a daily ritual".

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Fluid Foundation, New Delhi, India

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