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Litter Bug

bug that squeals on litterbugs
 
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Many were amazed yesterday seeing hundreds of Koreans, who after watching football in a mall, picked up every last particle of litter before leaving. Westerners probably need some incentive. I envision a chip that registers, for example when a candy wrapper is torn open (a circuit is broken) and then dropped (momentum shock). This would cause the chip to bug the litterbug by squealing (or oinking), first in a low volume and then louder and louder, until being shut off when passed through the opening of a special trashcan. Of course the chip with battery would present some recycling challenges and it would liven up cinemas.
FarmerJohn, Jun 19 2002

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       //amazed yesterday seeing hundreds of Koreans, who after watching football in a mall, picked up every last particle of litter before leaving//   

       In the west, we have people that are willing to get paid to do this. We call them cleaners.
[ sctld ], Jun 19 2002
  

       "Many were amazed yesterday seeing hundreds of Koreans, who after watching football in a mall, picked up every last particle of litter before leaving."
Culture, peer pressure or Big Brother?
phoenix, Jun 19 2002
  

       Phoenix: It's called "being a good citizen". Kind of unfasionable these days in sneering, cynical, decadent western societies.   

       We should not be amazed. We should be ashamed. At ourselves.   

       No technological solution is necessary, other than in those public spaces where all litter bins have been removed to frustrate terrorist attacks. Sadly, in my opinion this is entirely a cultural and educational problem.
8th of 7, Jun 19 2002
  

       8th of 7 is my hero for the day.
beauxeault, Jun 19 2002
  

       I don´t think this is a laudable attitude at all. Littering provides unskilled labourers with a job. Without us pesky litterbugs the streetcleaners of this world would be forced into crime , and we´d all be far worse off. Except cops... maybe we could turn the burliest streetcleaners into cops and sorta minimise the problem
Sulla 's Ghost, Jun 19 2002
  

       Ah. The same sneering, cynical, decadent western society that rears people to paint others with a broad brush.   

       I guess we should call it culture, then.
phoenix, Jun 19 2002
  
      
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