The waste bin is made out of 100% recycled material, it is basically made from election posters from the election in Sweden 2010. 2 days after election day I gathered posters from around the city to give them new life. The large election posters have been cut, folded and glued together to become a fully functional waste bin. The construction makes it easy to fold into a flat package when on the move.
Posters from the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the Moderate Coalition Party has been used since they offered the highest quality of cutting and folding. Posters from the other parties have a thinner material and could be used for panels and gift boxes.
The waste bin is part of a limited collection and an experiment to highlight the waste produced during an election as well as a reminder of the political promises that was papered all over the country before the election and rapidly removed after election day.
“I hope the parties till put more effort into digital marketing the next election instead of cluttering the country with non-biodegradable material. “ – Ellen Sundh
“Waste bins in them selves have a very boring purpose. It’s the last thing you want to spend money on. In this case the material of the bin gets a second life and mission as well as a colorful detail in your interior. The money you spent on it goes to something that make a bigger difference than it would do my wallet.” – Ellen Sundh
The waste bins costs 100 Swedish Krona, the money goes to WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). If you are interested in buying a waste bin please contact Ellen Sundh on ellen ( @ ) sundh.com.