I was surprised to see so many empty spray cans (we picked up 40+) lying around, and that got me to thinking about potential ways to keep them out of the environment and in garbage cans:
- Put a deposit on cans of spray paint. New cans will come back; old cans will be found.*
- Shame "artists" and taggers by associating their work with litter instead of glamor (we mean you, Pinup!)
- Give taggers "territory" that they can paint and repaint without interference, as long as they keep it clean
|from Medellin, Colombia|
* I emailed the city of Vancouver with suggestion (1). They said "leave a message with engineering; it's not our jurisdiction," which was pretty unhelpful (a caring insider would FIND the person to handle it).
** Incentives to stop tagging, etc. (jail, fines) won't work because the POINT is to break rules and tag.