As many of you who live in Chicago may have noticed, there are now solar compactor trash cans downtown! These eco friendly bins harness the power of the sun to compress trash and help recycle plastic and metals. These waste baskets "reduce collection frequency by 80%, [free] up resources, [slash] fuel costs and [increase] recycling opportunities". Each standard "BigBelly Solar"trash can holds five times the amount of waste that a standard garbage can does, making trips to the bins by waste management to pick up the trash a lot less frequent, and therefore slashing the pollution that is caused by the machines. So, next time you have an empty Starbucks cup that you don't know what to do with, look for a BigBelly Solar waste collector.
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