Trashcan of the FutureNovember 20, 2009
Solar Trash Compactors Save Time and Money, Gobble Up Emissions
Here's a hellish scenario you've probably never thought about before: it's rush hour on a hot summer day and your waste crew has to fight their way through idling traffic to collect stinky garbage from all of the trashcans the grid-locked downtown of a major city. It's a trash collector's nightmare as well as an environmentalist's.
It all comes down to a reality that most of us have simply never had to wrap our brains around: Collecting society's garbage is an incredibly complicated, tedious, and fuel-intensive process. Well, thanks to a smarter, solar-powered and even Internet-savvy type of trashcan, the future of garbage collection may have a much lighter footprint.
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