betterbin

deliverables

  • Product Development

  • Manufacturing Techniques

  • Material Research

client

  • NYC Sanitation Department

completed

  • September 2018

ACHIEVEMENTS

The NYC Department of Sanitation, the Industrial Designers Society of America, and the Van Alen Institute established a design competition and offered designers an opportunity to reimagine New York City’s iconic green wire litter basket. The goal of my design was to create a unique ergonomic design that will last for a 100 years.

How can we create a practical and efficient litter basket for New York City that reduces litter and better serves both sanitation workers and the public?

The most widespread design—the green, wire-mesh basket—dates to the 1930s. While iconic to the streets of New York, the wire basket is in need of reinvention to address the current and future waste needs of the City.

The competition offered designers from around the world a chance to envision a new litter basket with a sustainable, environmentally conscious, and ergonomic design that could improve the quality of life for New Yorkers and the service experience for Sanitation Workers, both now and into the future.

The most widespread design—the green, wire-mesh basket—dates to the 1930s. While iconic to the streets of New York, the wire basket is in need of reinvention to address the current and future waste needs of the City.

The competition offered designers from around the world a chance to envision a new litter basket with a sustainable, environmentally conscious, and ergonomic design that could improve the quality of life for New Yorkers and the service experience for Sanitation Workers, both now and into the future.