A project was run by the Sustainability Team at the University of Bedfordshire to promote environmental issues and encourage students to recycle. The idea was to make an interactive bin, which when used would trigger a sensor hidden inside and make a random animation play on a screen above the bin. Currently 40% of the waste on campus is recycled. The sustainability team at the university aims to double the amount recycled by 2017.
The interactive bin was made by Sylvia Tzvetanova Yung – Senior Lecturer in Interactive/Integrated Design. She was assisted by Second Year Animation students who made 4 short animations while working in groups as a part of their course.