My idea is based on the game of Plinko, from the tv show, The Price is Right. It's meant to be a fun way to recycle cans because aluminum is one of the most environmentally harmful minerals to mine. Basically it's a plinko board that is on top of a recycling bin for cans and bottles (only if your region accepts cans and bottles mixed together), so that they can be recycled normally if they'd rather not play.
People are not recycling their cans and bottles.
I think a fun way to recycle would change everybodys attitude by making a hockey recycling net. Its basically a hockey net loacated at a Recycle Depot. You have to shoot your cans and bottles in the net and you get points. Its fun and your helping the evironment!
Inskickat av Dev, Brian, Chris
BAD BEHAVIOR: Adults or children who leave their clothes lying around the floor or bathroom. HOW TO CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR IN A FUN AND ENTERTAINING WAY: Design and place a device on top of the clothes basket. This device will register clothing as it goes through the "hoop" similar to basketball. The more clothing that goes into the hoop the more points a family member receives. A biometric reader could be installed to recoginize the particular family member using the device and an electric eye could be used to score more points based on the distance of the shooter.
Vending machines usually dispense sugary liquid that isn't good for anyone. But those colourful plastic bottles are so much more appealing than water. To change people's behaviour, how about making a vending machine that dispenses water in tetra paks. To make it fun, the vending machine will have an interactive graffiti screen where people can use colours and finger strokes to design one side of their water pak. There could also be pre-loaded designs to choose from--or you can freestyle. The result is a customized water "bottle".
Elljus-spåret är förlegat så tråkigt som det är. För att få lust till lite motion behöver vi uppgradera till eldjurs-spåret. På slingan dyker olika djur upp och en perfekt träff med (det ofarliga) lasergeväret belönas med olika poäng beroende på art. Löpningen sker helst i mörker med hand- eller pannlampa, och djuren är utformade som kulisser som lyses upp. En miss gör naturligtvis att djuret försvinner, ingen ny chans. Älg, rådjur och hare ger olika poäng, medan varg, björn, får och ko ger minuspoäng. Poängen viktas sedan ihop med löptiden.
After every shopping tour, you get a bunch of small coins. The basic idea is to mount a big magnet on a street light or a building, which collects the magnetic 1,2 and 5-cent coins. Once a week the collected money will be removed and donated to a social institution or homeless people. Possible variations of the idea are: - a pair of balanced magnets; every week a new question will be shown where people can vote for one option - a machine that starts a special event once a certain amount of money (=weight) pulls on the magnet.
Global warming threatens to submerge and wipe out entire cities over the world.After suffering the most destructive Floods in over 40 years, the people of the Philippines are terrified by the deadly Powers of Nature...The day after Typhoon “Parma” we explored the devastated streets of Manila and asked ourselves one crucial question: Can we make life in Nature FUN again? We slowly proved through the simplest elements of our Environment, like Wood, Sand and a few Circles, that we definitely can...
What’s funny about buying at the authomatic machines? Absolutely nothing, and if we’re talking about buying condoms it could become even embarassing.
What if the authomatic machine becomes a win-only slot machine, which gives you a funny forecast of the use of the winning?
We think that kind of object can change the way of thinking about the condoms subject and will remind the importance of having safe sex.
Inskickat av Lorenzo Pigozzo
At work we have had a huge problem with recycling cans. The tech department consumed so much Mountain Dew that we didn't have time to recycle them all. A lot of them were thrown away. The solution: I built office chairs made from car seats, as comfy as can be. People could hand their cans to me for recycling and got a raffle ticket for every 10 cans, with a chance to win a chair. The results were amazing. I've had 42 people participate and one person even brought in 800 cans. A huge difference made possible through a little fun.
Inskickat av James Crofts
Stairs nowadays are usually accompanied by adjacent escalators/elevators. They're mostly intended for the disabled though many have adopted the 'why walk when you can ride' mentality. Well let's give them a reason to exercise. Have a big red button which is to be pressed at the bottom of the staircase and another similar one at the top (people love pushing buttons, especially when they don't know its function). The button at the bottom activates a hidden stopwatch and the button on top stops the stopwatch. An LED display will show the final time of the persons hike up the stairs.
What if giving money for a good cause was made fun? We propose the ‘Giving Made Fun’ campaign. We propose using parking meters and placing them in busy walking streets. The parking meter will have a sign on it saying ‘Giving Made Fun – funds raised will support Charity XYZ.’ The parking meters will be retrofitted in order to take coins as well as notes. When someone inserts a coin and twists the dial, the parking meter will start playing funky disco music, simultaneously performers will start dancing to the beat.
Problem tackled: Collecting batteries to recycle them.
Solution: The device, a used-batteries collector, takes advantage of the form factor of a pinball to engage people into playing. Batteries replace metal balls. Pulling on and releasing the lever propulse the battery onto the playfield. Multiple boards could be adapted. The hole to target is indicated to the player through a visual cue. The goal is to reach the target by applying the appropriate force on the lever.
Inskickat av Nils Oj
A humouristic and ‘sadic’ way to stop people from throwing cigarette butts on the street.
Wouldn’t it be fun if you could just burn them out on a ‘screaming hand’?
Both on human statues (provided with special fireproof hands) and hand-shaped bins, in the most strategic locations, as well as at gas stations.
Inskickat av Luisa Cartei
Many people don’t like to ride in dangerous streets; I do think that nobody should take a risk of that. My solution is to make many streets FUN and at the same time to seem natural (green, brown and more). My opinion is that it should be colorful but at the same time natural.
Instead of making new streets with cement, with rocks! Because the rocks don’t contaminate and the cement hotter the day. The people will use more the fun streets than other ones that are worse. These fun streets I call “Natural Streets”.
Inskickat av Andrea Aguilar.
Fortunetelling machine for chopsticks recycling. In many Asian countries usual habit is to use single use chopsticks which are thrown away after single use. Numbers indicate: Just in Japan about 90 000 tons of used chopsticks finish in rubbish. It is amount of 25 billons chopsticks which connected make three times distance from earth to moon. In China 25.000.000 trees are being cut just for production of chopsticks. China produces about 45 billions chopsticks per year. Chopsticks export to Japan is large as 4 billions cubic meters of wood.
The behavior I would like to change is spending too much time in the shower. The solution would be a smart shower system that initiates the 'shower routine" when you turn on the water. It indicates what part of the body to wash similar to a gym program. You can choose from various voices and style to fit your perfect trainer image. When you complete to current "exercise" you say "done" and the coach moves to the next one. You get a score depending on the water volume used, and a round of applause each time your get a big score! Inskickat av Irina Dumitrascu
Your kid got tired of that old toy and keep asking you to buy something different. To encourage them to exchange the old for a different one, just take them to the Magic BoXchange and they will learn that an old thing can be recycled. All they have to do is to insert the old toy inside the box, wait a little bit, and surprise: a different toy will show up on the other side of the machine. You can choose between boys and girls toys', and if they are not satisfied they can keep on exchanging it. Inskickad av Silvia Noronha.
Despite the well-known fact that their production pollutes the environment, nylon bags are still used in significant amounts all over the world. The main issue that this proposal addresses is how to disencourage people from using nylon bags when they go shopping. My answer is the Puzzle Game. Its rules are simple: each country will be assigned a puzzle that will depict a typical image or story associated with its culture. When a shop’s customers refuse to get a nylon bag, they will obtain a code.