A mobile campaign to encourage and celebrate recycling was created earlier this year through a joint initiative in Philadelphia. Students involved in the Mural Arts Programme produced the painted wraps for each of the 10 trucks – inspired by global textiles from the collection of the local university's Design Centre. The whole campaign tied in with the launch of a single-stream recycling program in the city which enables all recyclable material to be deposited via one receptacle.
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Wellington, NZ, New Zealand
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It wasn't my project – I live in New Zealand. I was reporting on the project for Osocio (www.osocio.org) and thought it was a good idea to post here also. As far as I know the trucks are still in operation in Philly.
Posted August 24, 2009
By Meena Kadri
I just became a member today and was doing some initial searching around the website... am also in Philadelphia and saw your mural arts project for trash/recycling... are these trucks still in operations or was this a short term thing... haven't seen them on the streets but it says the project only did 10 trucks.
Keep up the good work and design spirit!
Posted July 20, 2009
By Jonathan Fox