When is comes to innovations in recycling, people talk a lot about making it easier. If you make recycling easier then more and more people will do it.
Liz and Jeff Helfrich are making recycling easier with the Solecan. The Solecan is a unique single can trash/recycling solution. It has two separate sides–one for regular waste, one for recycling–that easily snap together to help you recycle.
You can see the Solecan in action in the video at the end of this interview. Or, if you want to see it now, scroll down and click play.
1. What are 4 things that anyone can do right now to be a better recycler?
Jeff: Convenience. Convenience. Convenience. Convenience. People only recycle if it is convenient. If you want to improve recycling rates at home or in the office, then make it more convenient to recycle. Many studies have shown that the number one thing you can to do be a better recycler now is to make recycling more convenient for yourself.
2. You are the inventor of the Solecan. What is a Solecan?
Jeff: Actually, I am co-inventor of the Solecan with my wife, Liz. The Solecan is a dual compartment receptacle with trash on one side and recycling on the other. It snaps apart to make emptying the separate compartments a breeze. It will be made from 100% recycled plastic.
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