They’re making talking bins to help combat the litter problem in Berlin.

“We want to encourage people in a nice, funny way to throw their trash in the baskets and not on the street”

As The Register nicely points out, the chances of this working in England are quite slim due to gangs of marauding school children – but if it works in Germany, that’s fantastic…..if a little like something out of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.