I love this idea. Jim Poss has invented the “Big Belly”, a solar powered garbage can for parks and beaches. Why would a garbage can need to be solar powered you ask? Because the solar energy is used to power a “super stomper”, that crushes the garbage down to 1/5th of it’s size, which allows for greater time between pick ups. Greater time between pickup = less fuel spent on garbage trucks. At an average price of $3500 per unit, the company has been able to place 1400 Big Bellies, in 32 states, and 15 countries. They are also developing a larger model that will handle cans, bottles and newspapers.
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Business Spotlight: Greening Up The Garbage Cans