‘Sexy’ Trash Cans Talk Naughty To Seduce Public Into Discarding Garbage Properly
By Mikelle Leow, 13 Jun 2022
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While trashy isn’t a quality many would find attractive, it’s everything that these streetside flirts want.
To combat littering, the Swedish city of Malmö is resorting to humorous trash cans that… *checks notes* talk dirty.
According to the Local, there are 18 trash cans in Malmö that look like these mouthy bins, but only two of them appear to have attained a certain level of maturity. These two, residing on the Davidshallsbron Bridge, have been programmed to express pleasure when they’re fed with trash.
And they can get pretty vocal about their needs. As demonstrated in a video, the trash cans ignite with Swedish-language audio responses translating to mean, “Hmm, more,” “Ooh, yeah, right there,” “Ah, that was crazy good,” and “Come back quickly and do that again.”
Accordingly, the voice belongs to a “famous person” who does not want to be named.
City officials are betting on this comical form of gratification to encourage passersby to dispose of their trash properly. Littering is a major turn-off for anyone, after all.
Marie Persson, section chief of the roads department in Malmö, tells the Sydsvenskan newspaper that the campaign will hopefully incite conversations about “the dirtiest thing there is: littering.”
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