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Reduce waste by squashing your trash

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Thanko is selling a trash can for the modern age. Thanko has caught onto the worry that we all have: Doesn’t it always seem like the trash can fills up even though you just took the garbage out? Realizing that this might be because people are probably just not using their trash cans very efficiently, Thanko has created a new type of trash can which you can use to squash your trash.

With a pushing device in the lid of the trash can, just push down to compress your trash, a method which helps to create space and use each trash bag efficiently. According to Thanko, squashing down the trash creates up to 30% extra space in your trash can. This gain is not insignificant, and the reduction in number of trash bags required mean that it’s a sizable victory from both an economic and environmental perspective. And the best bit? You don’t even need to get your hands dirty.

With a standard 40L size, Thanko isn’t making any cuts in functionality with this trash can. So if you want to save yourself a few yen, and help reduce your waste at the same time, Thanko’s Tra-Ashuku Box might be for you.

Price: 9,800 yen (tax included).

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Trash compactor, eh? These things have been in Beikoku a long time. A friend had one installed in his new house way back in 1979. He said he thought it'd be useless, but turned out he liked it better than anything he used! To me it seems a better solution would be for someone in Japan to come up with a way to stop using so much packaging, PLASTIC mess. Whew, I hate that stuff; plastic that is.

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MAYBE save a few bags (like the twice a week garbage pickup is not enough) and instead invest in an even less degradable big metal can and call yourself earth lovers.

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If you want so save a few bob, stop buying useless gadgets.

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doesn't even say where it can be purchased...

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So if you want to save yourself a few yen, 

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Price: 9,800 yen (tax included).

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Is this common sense?

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