Register: SEP/20/2018, Submit: SEP/20/2018, Eligibility: Architects, landscape architects, planners, urban designers, industrial designers, engineers, artists, manufacturers, students; individually, (multidisciplinary) teams up to 4 members (recommended, but is not limited), Fee: Free, Awards: Up to 3 finalists 40,000 USD each to produce prototypes
New York City is home to more than 23,250 public street litter baskets that offer pedestrians a convenient way to dispose of refuse and recyclables on the go. The most widespread design – he green, wire-mesh basket – is affordable, easy to service and has remained largely unchanged since the 1930’s. While iconic to the streets of New York, the wire basket is in need of a redesign to better address the current and future waste needs of the City. While litter basket refuse accounts for less than 2% of the City’s waste, the presence of a litter basket on almost every highly-trafficked corner helps shape our attitudes and behaviors around waste in general.