UNICEF Viet Nam turns motorbikes into public trash bins
Using the one thing you can find everywhere in Ho Chi Minh city, motorbikes, UNICEF creates a way to get people involved, and aware of their litter.
Using the one thing you can find everywhere in Ho Chi Minh city, motorbikes, UNICEF creates a way to get people involved, and aware of their litter. By asking people to literally transform their bikes into a trash bins for public use.
Effectively placing trash bins on every street in the city.
The motobin movement.
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The bag when full can then be safely disposed at a number of geo-mapped public trash bins around the city. Providing an accessible way for people in Saigon to take matters into their own hands, and take litter off the streets.
The program has already successfully launched at a number of universities in Ho Chi Minh city, with several orders already distributed. And has received eager reactions from young adults who want to do their part to keep their country beautiful for the next generation. Several local restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city have also picked up the bins to distribute from their shops for takeaway orders. With plans to soon distribute the Motobins through bike repair shops, garages, and even food delivery services.
The Motobin is ofcourse a temporary solution to the issue, intended to get people in the habit of being conscious of their litter.
"It’s time for change! Rubbish on the streets or dumped into our rivers is not just undermining the beauty of Viet Nam but it also leads to diseases and delayed development for our children. We need more bins, we need separate bins for plastics and we need to all – each of us – stop dumping litter on the streets and in rivers. We must create the green, clean and safe Viet Nam that our children deserve” said Rana Flowers, UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam.
Happiness Saigon: “We've seen countless littering campaigns without any change, so we know that a pure awareness campaign won't do. We created the motothung movement not only as a way to educate but also a tool to make everyone part of the solution.”
If you’re interested in following the Motobin Movement, and evening ordering your own, you can find everything you need at https://www.unicef.org/vietnam/motothung