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Toronto's G20 garbage bins: a practise in minimalism.

Garbage bags

Not everyone was thrilled when the city replaced our garbage bins with those newfangled plastic jobs by Astral Media.

But say what you will about the Astral bins. Surely, they're better than, say, plastic bags haphazardly taped to streetlights -- which is exactly what the city has done across downtown Toronto to replace the approximately 200 litter bins being removed for the G20 summit.

Hey, it gets the job done! And violent protesters won't be able to use them as lethal weapons. We hope.


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This is a fantastic idea. They're not there for looks, they're for function. I wish they did this more often for busy events in the city like street festivals, marathons, etc. Quick deployment and cleanup!

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