nishant jethi: the clenoscope nishant jethi: the clenoscope
feb 06, 2012

nishant jethi: the clenoscope

‘cleanoscope’, mumbia, india

littering is a hard-to-change habit. the challenge was to make people throw waste into the trash. turning to the kaleidoscope for reference, the act of throwing garbage is now fun. when you place the unwanted objects into the container, it creates a beautiful pattern. experimenting with user interaction, the product was placed in a public setting in a children’s park in mumbai, india.

  collects 13 kilos of trash

interior kaleidoscope effect

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  • congrtas! nice idea

    sthinis says:
  • Brilliant! The world needs initiatives like this! There’s so much to be done!!!!

    Delightfull says:
  • love it!

    love says:
  • Great idea!

    Me says:
  • Great…take things you have to do and make fun of them.

    Caal says:
  • Very innovative.

    Parul Panthri says:
  • What an Idea Sir Ji / Madam Ji !!
    love it, killer!!

    Iqbal Singh says:
  • Wow,i do love it,what a butiful idea,congradulation

    narcisse khoshabi says:
  • Great idea! I’m forwarding this to my mayor!

    yay! says:
  • sale kya dimag lagate hai india ke log……!

    Mrugesh says:
  • Just a few thoughts before everyone gets carried away… Two things become immediately apparent:

    1. Most trash cans I have seen and used have been filled to the brim the vast majority of the time, rendering this idea useless.

    2. If the trash can was to be emptied on a frequent basis, then the remaining dried liquid stains would cloud the mirrors further minimizing the kaleidoscopic effect.

    This reminds me of those ‘fun’ initiatives from VW a few years ago. When applied to long-term, everyday use, fatal flaws quickly form in the logic and undermine any value provided by the added gimmick.

    Kurt K says:
  • Wow ! Beautiful…. bRavo!!

    draganpope says:
  • A very good thought

    Madhavi Desai says:
  • LOVE IT!!!! Simple and creative

    Mel says:
  • very cool.

    josh says:
  • Excellent, Very simple and very useful idea. Bravo.

    Kushan says:
  • Innovative and very thoughtful.

    Anis says:
  • Concept is good but the context is incorrect. How does some one peek into, when it stink

    manoj says:

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