Whether its pink confetti from the city's same-sex marriage celebration or left-over energy drink bottles, a piece of New York can now be yours thanks to artist Justin Gignac.

Anyone can buy a souvenir of New York City- you can even buy canned air to preserve your memories of your visit. But if owning the ‘air' of New York City just ‘authentic' enough for you, you can now own another important artifact of the city: its garbage.

Artist Justin Gignac started selling NYC garbage back in 2001 after his co-workers belittled the importance of packaging design. Gignac decided to show them how persuasive good packaging design can be in a purchase decision:

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