Beach Trashcan

Bronze
2012

The main challenge of this project was to decrease the amount of trash left on the beach and increase the recycling of coconuts. Lixeira de Praia is a beach trash can that collects discarded coconuts shells separately from other trash so that the coconut fibers can be reused as raw material in industrial processes. In addition, its functional clean design makes the trash can more attractive.

Credits: Augusto Ribeiro, Daniel Araujo e Daniel Lole of UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brazil); and teacher Beany Monteiro of UFRJ.          
Contact: Augusto Ribeiro: augcribeiro@gmail.com