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Monday, 10 May 2021

Monday Mural - Recycling containers in Lisbon

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks, Sami.

Photos taken in Lisbon a few years ago, of various recycling containers for bottles and tins. I found them quite striking, what do you think?

I wonder if the second was full as there are bottles, and probably non-recyclable stuff on the floor... or maybe just lazy people 😡.








64 comments:

  1. These are amazing and very cleverly painted, Sami. We don't have anything like that here in the states. Maybe if we did, we would be more willing to recycle rather than fill our landfills with recyclables, like cans and bottles.

    I've noticed some states charge for the bottles and return the money once you return the empty bottles. Not sure if that applies to cans, though. Regardless, these are so very clever and very, very different from anything we have here.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. We don't have these big containers in Australia either, but we also get a 10c refund on cans and plastic bottles that we take to recycling centres.

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  2. The decorations on those very utilitarian containers are really imaginative. I love the one with the houses. We don’t have them here in the US (at least not that I have seen), but I have noticed them — unpainted — in France as well.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. The one with the houses is quite pretty, thanks Mae

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  3. ...these are fabulous, I've never seen them like this before. Thanks Sami for hosting.

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  4. These containers are absolutely extraordinary, especially the first one. I have never seen such containers here in France. What a find. Lisbon is at the forefront of street art

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    1. I thought I had seen them in Paris, but I must be misremembering!

      mae

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    2. Thanks Arnaud, Lisbon has lots of street art, it's quite amazing!

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  5. I hope they are encouraging people to recycle. We need them here, ours are just boring square bins.

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    1. Thanks Amy. I remember using them when we lived in Portugal.

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  6. Stunning, very creative creations :)

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  7. Fanatic art works.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  8. What cool recycling containers. Wish we could have them here too!

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  9. They are great and what a good way to encourage recycling, especially for children. Also, there is a nice capture of Lisbon's famous route 28 tram.

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    1. Yes, you spotted the Nr 28 tram :) Thanks Andrew

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  10. Those are so cool. Thanks for sharing them. Love them.

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  11. Chapelada para a iniciativa!!
    Boa semana

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  12. Dearest Sami,
    That hairy monster would make you want to walk a block away from it...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  13. Wow, especially the first two.

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    1. Thanks Iris, they are all quite nice.

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  14. Wauu.. I really love these. the painting are amazing.
    This is a good sized trash can. We don’t have a model like this, so all the rubbish might be often outside the trash can.

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    1. They are quite huge, so they take a lot of recycling. Thanks Orvokki

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  15. They're fabulous, aren't they? Especially that first one :) :) A great way of drawing attention to the need to recycle.

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  16. Oh wow, I like them all. I never came across them in Lisboa. It attracts people to recycle.

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  17. A nice way to paint the containers, but some look a bit creepy...

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  18. Those are fun! They make recycling enjoyable. Well...for some people.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Some people you just can't convert, sadly...

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  19. The first two made excellent use of the form. Great ones but al looks good.Funny find in Lisboa.

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  20. They look spectacular and alot better than the ones here. Nice finds, Sami. Have a good day and a nice new week.

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    1. Thanks Bill, they do look nicer than plain ones :)

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  21. These are fabulous. But I hate how people leave their garbage on the ground.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Some people never learn or are too lazy!!

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  22. They are fabulous, especially the first two.

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  23. What a wonderful job they have done on them!

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  24. Bem giros Sami. Há um do Homer Simpson nas Avenidas Novas. Mando-lhe um dia destes, assim que tirar a foto (se o dito ainda lá estiver)
    Atenção que anda por aqui um "troll" a publicitar-se :(
    Bom dia

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    1. Obrigadinha Paula, agradeco :) Ja vi o troll...

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  25. I love seeing things like this! These are terrific, Sami. I wish our barrels looked even half so good!

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  26. They do look good don't they :)

    All the best Jan

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  27. Hey, I nailed the link this time. Was a bit scared to play again after the last time. Getting the hang of this blogging thang! I wish we had bins like that here, it's so creative,and more importantly, fun

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    1. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals, it's a wonderful mural.

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  28. Oh my gosh they are brilliant Sami and hopefully will encourage younger people to actually use them. I can't believe I forgot to link up my mural again Sami, I'm blaming it on the Covid injection 😀

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