Paper or plastic bag? Paper is better environmentally and easier to recycle. To make paper bags out an enjoyable change from the dull shop logo on fun things like crossword puzzles, crafts or perhaps a story written by a bestselling author. When in a fun and environmentally friendly way led home the goods from the store takes his bag, sits in his favorite chair and feel the creativity flow.
Submitted by Jonas Blom
What do you while you are waiting for a bus or in metro?
What do you think about moving your body and engaging in group activities?
A healthy mind is in a healthy body .. with so much around us we spare less time to work out and do not move our bodies a lot. On the other hand, with all those calculators , we are not using our minds to make those simple calculations ..
So let's make good use of the time and make the waiting fun , and turn calculations into a semi-dancing activity:
The main problem of the green grocery bag is that people forget it at home. We wanted to change the mindset of shoppers when it comes to bags: today it costs them in Toronto 5 cents for every plastic bag. It is obvious that a cost is not a deterrent of forgetfulness. We want them to think of the green bag in terms of savings. To that effect we are proposing a grocery bag that you can stick velcro grocery list items on. This saves the shopper time from having to write a list or call their spouse to tell them what they need to buy. It also saves their sanity because.
Phil needs to be fed, and chewing gum is his favourite food. It’s your job to feed him.
The gum (and other small trash items) go into Phil's head.
After 20 pieces of trash have passed the motion sensor, Phil's begins his performance:
he chews, he laughs, he thanks you for your gum, and he generally just has a joyous time thanks to your trash-feeding efforts.
People don't pay for parking tickets in most of cases, at least here in Romania... To resolve this problem, I have thought, to make parking ticket machines interactive. Like You can see on my sketch, on the top of the parking ticket machine is a photo camera, which is in permanent contact with a face warp software. The camera takes the shout, the software makes hes job, so, on the parking ticket everybody can see a cartoon about himself. I think, much more people would pay for parking in this way.
We have created a kind of "emotional collective calendar", where anybody can "stop" a minute of his life and last it forever! It's totally free: link to the website www.stopyourtime.com , register to it, and stop every minute you want, adding photos, videos, mp3s. You can also gift a minute to somebody you love, your friends, your relatives, your parents. It's a costless project and we realized people's dream: last time forever! Submitted by Diego Antonio Iudice.
The problem is ...when we go to fast food or any restaurant where the food is consume in containers of plastic or paper we produce lots or garbage that can be recycled but nowadays is just throw in litter bins without care if this is paper or plastic o organic garbage... and is boring to just throw it :( The proposed prototype is a funny recycling litter bin where you can throw your garbage but clasifiying it. The funny dump has a touch screen and when you recycle the screen show you a different puzzle that you can arm in few seconds depending of the puzzle.
As recycling initiatives are increasing in number and people are becoming
more aware and receptive to these ideas, I'm suggesting a bottle recycling
Camouflaged as a casino slot machines, the recycling process works as follows:
- every bottle works as a coin, each inserted bottle gets recycled
- for every bottle inserted you have the right for a spin
- the more bottles you insert, the more you recycle and the more winning chances you got
It's a win win situation. You get most of fun out of it and Planet Earth wins a better life,
with a more responsible society.
Your kid got tired of that old toy and keep asking you to buy something different. To encourage them to exchange the old for a different one, just take them to the Magic BoXchange and they will learn that an old thing can be recycled. All they have to do is to insert the old toy inside the box, wait a little bit, and surprise: a different toy will show up on the other side of the machine. You can choose between boys and girls toys', and if they are not satisfied they can keep on exchanging it. Submitted by Silvia Noronha.
The concept is a racing game to play in the shower, that induces people to speed up. The faster you take your shower, the more you win and more water you save.
This game shows a possible way of saving water when taking a shower, so that the time it takes is reduced in a fun way.
The main concept is that user takes the least time to take a shower doing the usual tasks as shampooing and washing, rushing them in the form of a race.
This game could be diffused online, in a social network, so that friends and neighbours could compete amongst them.
This group of litter bins move and dance throughtout the space, talking to people inviting them to dispose of their litter. This group of bins can easily assemble themselves together by the cleaning personnel to be emptied at the end of each day. These bins encourage people to use the bins and promote a higher level of public interaction as well as providing entertainment and a element of quirky fun.
Submitted by Sinead Dinneen, Donnacha Toomey & Mary Gannon
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
People tend to pass doormats in public entrances without actively cleaning their shoes. This is a problem, especially in winter, since the shoes are more dirty during the rainy season. The aim was to motivate people opening slide doors with funny and unusual movements. Therefore we combined the unlock mechanism of a fruit labeled communication device with a doormat. Not only tech savvy pedestrians used the mat, but also average people adopted the unlock mechanism intuitively.
Submitted by Tim Mackerodt.
"Problem" to fix: People not waiting for you to get off the train and rushing to get in. Fun solution : to project on the floor quiz (and related solutions after a while), daily news or animations (or whatever catch people's attention) that to be watched or read push people to stand propertly in front of the projection and at the same time let people in getting off walking on a red carpet, projected as well. Submitted by Lorenzo Calvani
Fed up of having to pay to use jukeboxes in public places? What if you didn't have to pay to listen to music? My idea encourages people to recycle and in return are rewarded with one credit of music per object which is deposited into the bin. They are then given a choice of music to be played and listened to by people in a public area. This doesn't just benefit the user, but is also making the planet a greener place.
Submitted by Zachary Holt
Public transportation reduces traffic as well as greenhouse gas emissions. So then, let's make them more FUN, with built in "Would You Rather" questions. Every minute or two, passengers will see a different question across the upper bus wall, asking them to choose which of two options "they would rather." They vote by pressing the red/blue button on their seat, and shortly after, a red or blue light above their seat will indicate their vote. All the votes will be tallied, with the final percentages lit up beside each of the two answer options.
A long tube built into a slider leading from a side easy insertion level to a point just over cone leading to the base centre. At top in interior is a mangle crusher feeding into and old paper shredder. You 'load' PEP bottles into the tube. You then slide it upright (using screwed in 330ml bottle handles) to drop into the cone. This action activates the blade, only once the tube is well out of reach. The shredder drops the shards into a cone-shaped pile.
Submitted by Peter M
Dog's feces in the streets stink. Literally. And still, some dog owners don't throw at the trash can. So, let's give them a reason to do it. Let's show them that it could be useful if put at the right place.
The Garden's hit is where they'll see what some poo can do. Throwing it at the specified place activates a mechanism that releases a plastic rose everytime something hits the engines under the garden. Then, a flower "grows". There are 50 of them, that go down again after some minuts. This way everybody can enjoy making a plant growing. Just have to make the poo hit the garden.
Objective: To get more people to use soap when washing their hands after using the restroom.
A recent article in USA Today reported that when people wash their hands after using the restroom, only 33% use soap and only 16% adequately wash. The average hand-washing time was a pathetic 11 seconds.
So we need a fun way to motivate people to wash their hands adequately using soap.
Pedestrian Bridges are there to help us cross the road in a safe way, but most people ignore them. By making a little change we can make more people use them, reducing accidents in that way and also the people doing so will get more exercise! Using a modification of an arcade game will change their behavior for the better.
Submitted by Maria Jose Felix Vega.