April 26, 2013

Excerpt from M-today

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EWF ECO. Excerpts from M-today 24/4 2013. Now comes the solar-powered garbage can
Big Belly Solar is a smart garbage can powered by solar cells. A press
compresses the garbage and when the barrel is filled, a message is sent to
the operator that comes and empties the barrel. The bin has been a success in the US
and now Swedish municipalities are starting to take an interest.
Per Järnebrink is ceo of Eco World & Future, swedish general agent for
"This is a very good solution that provides incredibly large savings for
both the environment and the economy," he told Miljöaktuellt Idag.
According to Per Järnebrink, the financial saving will be 70% to 85 per cent
compared to manual garbage cans. This is the large reduction in the number of
runs to see which barrels must be emptied that is the large
"We can see in real time exactly how much smaller runs are made," says
In the United States, Big Belly Solar is a great success. In Times Square in New York stands
30 units and cities like Chicago and Philadelphia have installed around
a thousand units each. First out in Sweden is Uppsala, which has bought 63
units and Stockholm, which is now testing 18 units in Vasaparken.

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