(bis) is a project that continues with our research on the
waste phenomenon in the city of Barcelona, after Trash
project and Trash:
reuse in your life.
the last years the city authorities have developed a campaign prohibiting
people to leave old furniture on the streets, asking them to make
an expensive telophone call, so that some employees from the cleaning
company can come and pick them up.
this way, that process of recollection an reuse that we are so interested
in, tends to desapair.
The compulsive consumerism of furniture fomented by multinational
corporations that produce cheap furniture by using handworkers in
developing countries, in deplorable working conditions, not to talk
about their salaries.... makes that on our streets you can find more
and more furniture and objects perfectly reusable by the local communities.
With this project TRASH (bis): Your trash is not trash, we want to
expand the current campaigns on conscious consumption and take them
one step further, conscious waste. We believe that if you have a chair
or something that you don't want anymore, but it works or can be easily
repaired, instead of destroying it in the wasting process, it should
be treated with care and respect, so that someone else can find it
on the streets, take it home and make good use of it.
a campaign, with instructions on how to throw away your thinghs, so
they can be reused:
TO LEAVE OLD FURNITURE ON THE STREET:
WHEN YOU THROW AWAY A PIECE OF FURNITURE OR AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE,
PUT A PIECE OF PAPER EXPLAINING IF IT WORKS OR NOT, OR WHAT'S WRONG
WITH IT, AND INVITE PEOPLE TO TAKE IT HOME WITH THEM.
IF THE PIECE OF FURNITURE HAS DIFFERENT PARTS, PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER.
TRY NOT TO RUIN THE PIECE OF FURNITURE WHEN YOU TAKE IT OUT OR YOU
DISMANTLE IT. IF YOU THINK IT CAN RAIN, IT WOULD BE GOOD TO COVER
IT WITH SOME PLASTIC.
IF YOU ARE THROWING AWAY SMALL OBJECTS, DON'T PUT THEM INSIDE THE
CONTAINER, THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO PUT THEM ABOUT ONE METER FROM
THE CONTAINER SO THEY DON'T GET DIRTY.
the porject we've made this poster, you can download it, print it (on
an A4 format), photocopy it ad paste them on the nearest containers.
(this poster is on spanish, if you are interested on an english -or
any other language- version, for your local community, send us a mail