Recycling Made Easy: Solecan
I recently via twitter started talking to Jeff from Solecan, a bit of background Jeff and his wife where looking for a solution for certain recyclables not making it into the recycling bin, let’s face it, most people recycle the kitchen trash easily, but what about the other rooms? Our conversation promoted me to think of my own house. My kids make take a can of pop to their room (pop is a treat in this house, and can’s are not commonly bought), but, once they finish the teenagers will just toss it right in the garbage can in their rooms. Not think twice about carrying it downs and putting it into the recycling bin. Now this means I either have to dig through garbage (not going to be a happy mama about that) or I start going nuts playing the recycling police (my life is already busy enough).
Now think about this even further, how many rooms in your house have two trash containers for recycling? Probably only the kitchen, or even maybe on the back porch or wherever you keep you’re recycling system, but I am pretty doubtful to many people have a set up per room. So how many recyclable items in your house are going out into the trash unnoticed?
So back to Jeff and his wife, they decided to design their own product to end this needless waste, called the Solecan. I was pretty impressed by it and why I went along and sent them a tweet. If you follow me on twitter you may have seen the conversation.
Here is a direct quote from Jeff:
The Solecan™ is a dual-sided trash can; the two halves snap together in the middle, with one side designated for trash and the other for recycling. By unsnapping the two halves, one can easily empty trash into the larger trash can and the recycling into the family’s main recycling bin. This way, family members have no excuse not to recycle that magazine in the bedroom, waste paper in our home office, or the empty shampoo bottle in the bathroom. The Solecan™ will be manufactured here in the U.S. out of recycled plastic, so its eco-footprint will be as small as possible. It comes in a variety of interesting colors. The Solecan™ is live on Kickstarter and the campaign will run through Earth Day (April 22).
I am not just posting this to get others to join in their campaign on a whim, I backed them myself. Every dollar counts to help make our planet a greener!
Please check out their campaign at The SoleCan @ Kickstarter
Disclaimer: I have received nothing for this post. In fact, I funded the Kickstarter SoleCan campaign from my own pocket. I have no ties to SoleCan, nor to the husband and wife team who are working towards SoleCan’s production. This post has been posted, purely because I think this is a product that would help many people.