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Hector Brignone

Hector Brignone is a Venezuelan designer that investigates the objects, experiences and, ideas that move us physically and emotionally. His work aims to uphold the responsibility as an industrial designer to work in a way that benefits all members of society, is kind to our environment and, might put smiles on faces.

Trash Pass system with open bin on the beach.
Over filled trash cans in Hollywood Beach Florida

How can waste management incentivize voluntary cleaning of beaches?

We human beings have a nasty habit of over consumption and production. We have widely adopted a thriving throw away culture, and show no signs of stopping. This combination of consumption and rapid entropy of goods creates an environmental nightmare that poses an immense challenge for waste management. This is nowhere more evident than on the beach, but should the burden of keeping our beaches healthy and clean be solely placed on a cities waste management personnel?

Users deposit trash into the trash pass system.

Trash Pass is intelligent waste management that asks its users to clean up not only after themselves at the beach, but others as well. Trash pass uses object recognition technology, draws from behavioral cues between people, their trash, and the environment, and establishes incentives in hopes of motivating voluntary coastal cleaning.
With this system, Trash is Cash.

Trash Pass waste streams and interface.

Trash pass provides an opportunity for cities' waste management systems to introduce intelligent sorting of different waste streams when hiring more personnel to do so is not an option. While a clean beach is the ultimate goal of Trash Pass, it aims to create a more educated beach goer that becomes further aware of their relationship to their trash, where it belongs, and how it affects them and the coastal environment.

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Hector Brignone

Hector Brignone is a Venezuelan designer that investigates the objects, experiences and, ideas that move us physically and emotionally. His work aims to uphold the responsibility as an industrial designer to work in a way that benefits all members of society, is kind to our environment and, might put smiles on faces.

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Over filled trash cans in Hollywood Beach Florida

How can waste management incentivize voluntary cleaning of beaches?

We human beings have a nasty habit of over consumption and production. We have widely adopted a thriving throw away culture, and show no signs of stopping. This combination of consumption and rapid entropy of goods creates an environmental nightmare that poses an immense challenge for waste management. This is nowhere more evident than on the beach, but should the burden of keeping our beaches healthy and clean be solely placed on a cities waste management personnel?