Litterplugs  SARAH PAVIS  ·  FEB 11 2013

I'm sure you've seen garbage shoved into a crevice before and haven't given it a thought beyond "gross" but now that Cabel Sasser has given a name to the odd occurrence, it'll be hard not to notice and remember.


We all know it's not cool to litter. If our hands are burdened with the weighty responsibility of an unwanted and snot-spent tissue, or an empty aluminum can that once held some Dr. Skipper, or even a gentle gum wrapper, the worst thing — the worst possible thing — would be to throw it on the ground. [...]

I first noticed the "litterplugs" (if I may) phenomenon in Japan, ten years ago. This is the photo that started it all, a slightly bowing construction wall by Shinjuku station that immediately became a garbage can.

Cabel's most interesting photos seem to be from Japan. I wonder if Japan has a broken windows problem with garbage. Or just fewer trash cans.

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