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A Funky Way to Keep the Streets Clean

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Freelance writer living in Melbourne. If you enjoy the following article please click on the 'like' button to give me feedback. I am a mum to two very active boys, who is trying to share her passion for nature, art, social justice and a love of life.
Published January 20th 2014
Art is everywhere, literally even the bins are beautiful
Have you ever noticed how bins tend to be dirty? Yes, this is because they have rubbish in them. However in some places there are 'clean bins' that are, in fact, so cool that I wanted to share them with you. The ever eclectic and funky Johnston Street / Brunswick Street / Smith Street area has covered their bins with fantastic images that capture your attention, ultimately reminding you to bin your rubbish.

Bin rubbish sustainable johnston street funky cool
Keep our streets clean!


Bin rubbish sustainable johnston street funky cool
Bin your rubbish


Bin rubbish sustainable johnston street funky cool
Mum! Look at that monster! What is he saying?

But it doesn't stop there. If the bins are clean and funky, what else can be done? How about a cool ice box?

Bin rubbish sustainable johnston street funky cool
Just great!

Perhaps the idea came form the very successful "Boxing In Graffiti" by the Yarra City Council in 2012. Quite a creative solution, the idea gave local artists opportunity for an open air place to showcase their work as well as beautifying 'those grey things'.

Bin rubbish sustainable johnston street funky cool
A great way to grow community pride in their environment.


Bin rubbish sustainable johnston street funky cool
Fabulous detail!

Art is everywhere around us. There are 26 of 'those grey things' that now have great art work on them. Can you find them all?
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