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Five minute stories via Whatsapp

pocketreading-brazil-whatsapp-literatureLeitura de Bolso — or Pocket Reading — is a new initiative, which offers five minutes long reads for free via Whatsapp.

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Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

houseofbubbles-retail-subscription-fashionHouse of Bubbles offers designer clothes and accessories for rent and provides a place for users to wash the clothes before returning.

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Racist online comments posted on local billboards

criola-trolling-internet-social-mediaCriola launch a campaign to shame online racists, by placing their offensive posts on billboards in their local area.

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Brazil’s rubbish collectors get their rides pimped

pimpmycarroca-recycling-design-infrastructurePimp My Carroca is a scheme where artists in Sao Paulo celebrate recycling and rubbish collectors by customizing their carts.

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Brazilians encouraged to give compliments at traffic lights

markmais-zeze-biscuits-compliments-traffic-lights-brazilZeze biscuits team up with advertising agency Mark+ once again, this time encouraging pedestrians to compliment each other when waiting at traffic lights.

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Rainforest desktop app could curb wasteful office printing

deforesteddesktop3The Deforested Desktop app places an interactive image of a dwindling rainforest onto workers’ computers to encourage thrifty printing.

E-commerce site launches soccer shirt vending machines in Brazil

netshoesSporting goods e-commerce site Netshoes has installed soccer shirt vending machines in subways stations and universities in Sao Paulo.

In Brazil, missing persons posters automatically print in nearby homes

printforhelpThe Print For Help campaign uses HP’s ePrint technology to help locate missing persons, by emailing and auto-printing missing posters in nearby homes.



In Brazil, any citizen can issue a disability awareness parking ticket

brazilparkingIn Sao Paulo, warning parking tickets can be printed and issued by any citizen and placed on cars wrongly parked in a disabled space.



Sunburnt dolls encourage kids to put on sunscreen

niveadoll1The Nivea Doll is coated with a UV-sensitive material, causing it to blush red when exposed to the sun — unless it is wearing sunscreen.