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Graduation 2016 Project

Wouter Vastenouw

Department: Man and Mobility

De Afvalbank

Stray litter is a persistant problem in urban areas. Drinks are consumed, and cans are then thrown in the street instead of a rubbish bin. Now, with ‘de Afvalbank’ Wouter Vastenouw makes cleaning up cool. From the outside it looks like just a regular bench. But, kick a can towards the slot in the base and it disappears inside. Kick it at the right angle and a chime inside rings a congratulatory sound, inviting more action. The fun factor is instant as the cans become footballs, with the bench as a goal. Who can resist?

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman