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TRASHed :: Art of Recycling


Reinventing Recycling Through Art!

Quick Facts

  • Hunter S Thompson designed a TRASHed recycling bin for Winter X Games shortly before passing away.

  • Over 2,435 artists have redesigned recycling bins for the TRASHed Campaign over the past 8 years.

  • Global Inheritance collaborated with recording artist “The Roots” to create a Feed Your Roots bin composting campaign.

About The Program

The TRASHed :: Art Of Recycling campaign is an ongoing recycling education program that redefines the way people view recycling and trash collection. Global Inheritance arranges the artistic redesign of recycling bins, then integrates the bins at high visibility events to encourage recycling and provide additional outlets for people to appreciate the artwork. Live paintings often occur at events in addition to the ongoing display of artist bins created beforehand.

TRASHed recycling bins are donated to deserving schools after the events. This ensures these works of art continue to have a valuable lifespan beyond just one event, inspire the youth about recycling and waste education, and help divert recyclables from landfill.

TRASHed appoints the right talent to match each event’s aesthetic. Artists who have worked with us in the past include: pro-skateboarder Bob Burnquist, artists from Volcom and RVCA, rock musicians Blink-182, pro-surfer Jodie Nelson, Freestyle Motocross rider Mike Metzger, artists like Mear One and Freddi C., author Hunter S. Thompson, and many more.

Events: Coachella Music Festival + ESPN Summer & Winter X Games + Treasure Island Music Festival + Virgin Festival Canada & USA + Natural History Musuem – LA + Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival + Hollywood Bowl + CMJ Music Marathon + Dew Tour Epicenter Music Festival + Live Earth Sundance Film Festival + Swerve Festival SXSW + many more…

Support The Program

Purchase a redesigned miniature recycling bin from our TRASHed Miami 2013 collection, and support our TRASHed :: Art of Recycling program. All proceeds from the sale of Mini-Bins will go towards creative recycling initiatives and the donation of large artistic recycling bins for K-12 Schools.

September 19, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Art of Recycling

New York City serves as a backdrop for the massive, action-based Global Citizen Festivalcoming up in just under 2 weeks. Do good deeds and get entered into a lottery to see the biggest bands on earth. Global Inheritance is partnering with our friends at EKOCYCLE to help inspire festival goers to support #ADayWithoutWaste while keeping Central Park clean. [...]

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August 22, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Art of Recycling

Here’s your chance to rock the coolest recycling bins known to man. What better way to start the school year and keep your school campus looking great! Over 50 customized, one-of-a-kind recycling bins will be distributed to a number of K-12 schools across the Southland, in an effort to promote and enhance recycling education. This [...]

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May 3, 2014maggieNo CommentsCoachella, TRASHED :: Art of Recycling, TRASHED :: Recycling Store

A huge thank you to all the amazing people who helped bring the sustainability programs to life this year at Coachella. Your hard work, dedication and intelligence helped make this year one of the best ever. None of this is possible without you. Special thanks to the lovely people at Coachella / Goldenvoice, all our amazing volunteers, interns [...]

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April 15, 2014maggieNo CommentsCoachella, TRASHED :: Art of Recycling

TRASHed Coachella artists step it up year after year and 2014 has been no different. Hitting its 10th anniversary, the TRASHed :: Art of Recycling initiative has inspired a whole generation of Coachella fans. Click Here To See TRASHed Coachella 2014 Gallery All redesigned bins will be donated to schools in Southern California this September [...]

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March 23, 2014maggieNo CommentsCoachella, TRASHED :: Art of Recycling

Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork for TRASHed Coachella 2014! We had loads of great submissions this year, but alas…difficult decisions had to be made. We are proud and honored to present this year’s participants : Abi Regan + Alan Bovinett + Amy Fry + Ashley Macias + BB Bastidas + Ben Swenson [...]

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January 24, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Art of Recycling

If you’re heading to the Rockies this week, don’t miss out on the TRASHed :: Art of Recycling exhibit at X Games Aspen 2014. The annual 4 day competition is free of charge and is headlined by the biggest names in winter sports. In the past, we have featured redesigned recycling bins designed by professional [...]

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November 15, 2013maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Art of Recycling

HELP US educate and inspire the Miami and Art Basel communities about the art of recycling by getting TRASHed this December with Global Inheritance and Kidrobot. Returning to South Florida for a third year in a row, the TRASHed Miami arts program is open to everyone looking to reimagine the way we view recycling and [...]

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August 14, 2013maggieNo CommentsEnergy Playground, TRASHED :: Art of Recycling

This marked our 10th year working with X Games in Los Angeles. We hold the staff, athletes and fans close to our hearts. As we bid adieu to X Games as she rides into the sunset/Austin, Texas…Global Inheritance wanted to give X Games fans a mighty farewell they could never forget. The TRASHed :: Art [...]

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July 18, 2013maggieNo CommentsEnergy Playground, TRASHED :: Art of Recycling

This annual summit of athletes and action sports fans showcases to the world the very best in Skateboard, BMX, Rally Car Racing and Moto X. With so many competitions packed into 4 days, X Games will be split into two separate venues. Double venues means more space and bigger activations from Global Inheritance! When you’re [...]

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July 8, 2013maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Art of Recycling

Compete against the best at this summer’s X Games Los Angeles. Send in your sample design for a recycling bin inspired by Skateboard, BMX, Rally Car Racing and/or Moto X. If your concept is selected, you’ll receive a blank 65 gallon recycling bin to put your design to life along with (2) podium club passes, [...]

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