If you want a sexy bin, go to Sweden

Still from video of talking rubbish bin in Malmö
(Image credit: Richard Orange via YouTube)

City planners are forever thinking up ways to use tech and design to get people to behave with a bit more civic responsibility, but this one in Malmö is certainly something different.

It appears that some public rubbish bins (a.k.a. trash cans to our US readers) in the Swedish city have been programmed with audio messages that play when people deposit their garbage in them. Not just any audio messages though – as YouTube user Richard Orange discovered, they play short, seductive clips of a woman’s voice, saying phrases laced with double entendre.

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.