Following the fatal explosion by the IRA at Victoria station in London in 1991 which saw a bomb placed in a concourse litter bin a radical rethink of the security headache of bins saw many of them simply removed and unavailable on most London underground stations.
Terrorism And The Humble Bin
Bring this up to date and terrorism is still with us(and probably will remain so for some time to come). Enter this bin from Renew Solution which was tested in the New Mexico desert to contain a bomb explosion. The plastic surround is made from recycled materials and has an embedded LCD screen on which news, weather and advertising can be show (ah advertising).
£18,000 ‘Recycling Unit’
The bin itself costs £15,000 to make and £3,000 to install so local authorities, tube stations and airports may not initially be rushing to install these things so the company has proposed giving them to London authorities and recouping costs through sponsorship.
The bin or ‘recycling unit’ as the company prefers to call it can hold an average household sized bin and in the event of terrorist attacks (which presumably the bin survives) the screen can switch to public service information and directions should such an event occur within its vicinity.