London gets bomb-proof bins

London's financial district is to get 100 bomb-proof bins ahead of this summer's Olympics.

The bins, made from material four times stronger than steel, are designed to absorb heat from explosions.

The bins will also have sections for recycling and a screen displaying news and travel info.

Iranian designer, Kaveh Memari, has said

"One big criticism from the 7/7 attacks was lack of communication...The phone networks were down and there was nothing coming to people. But we could turn our screens into an emergency broadcast channel."

Previously the City of London has been reluctant to place bins in busy areas over fears that bombs could be placed in them. The new bins from Renew, founded by two former LSE students, hope to solve the lack of rubbish disposal in the City as well as providing recycling facilities and useful information.

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