R2D2 and Other Rockin' Robot Recyclin' Bins of Coachella 2010

photo r2d2 bin coachella
Credit: Global Inheritance

Coachella, the weekend music festival going on in Southern California, is populated by amazing artists. Musicians came from all over the globe (save for some who couldn't make it due to the Icelandic volcano eruption). Recycling bins came from Global Inheritance, a Los Angeles nonprofit that likes to mix art with music and environmental awareness. The nonprofit solicited artists to turn otherwise boring bins into works of art through its TRASHed project. The results are pieces of plastic that cry out for your recyclables: "Gimme your non-garbage!" More than 60 redesigned recycling bins made their way to Coachella 2010, according to GI.

The picture at the top (and below) is the R2D2 bin that greeted people at a pre-Coachella sneak peek of the bins. It was named Recycle2D2 by its creator, Erik Escoveda.

photo r2d2 bin closeup

Other bins with a droid theme include "Bin-Bot" by tonymech:

photo tonymech binbot

and "Eco Partizan" by Maya Kalabic:

photo Maya Kalabic bin eco partizan

Hopefully, when the numbers roll in, they'll show that concert-goers expressed themselves by filling these bins with recyclables.

The full list of TRASHed bins is online at the Global Inheritance Flickr page. The artists featured above and at the festival join a seven-year tradition of tricked-out bins at Coachella, designed by everyone from Hunter S. Thompson to Fugazi.

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