I saw these Umbra Artala trash cans in person over the weekend and the designs hooked me right away — more great-looking garbage cans like these, please. The fact that they’re labeled “biodegradable” I actually found a bit puzzling. The Artala cans are made of plastic designed to “break down into a powder” in a landfill, but of course — that still leaves plastic powder behind. But if it’s a good-looking and very reasonably priced (Just $16.) waste bin you want, you may want to keep the Artala can around for awhile anyway. –Mary T.
P.S. Check this New York Times article for more “ready to rot” home designs.