Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Belly

Convincing cities throughout the U.S. to go green is not as easy as it appears. There will always be resistance from skeptics who don’t believe in green house gases, as well as from those who fear change. Take for example DEC Green Corp., a Bronx based green company which manufactures The Big Belly -- the world’s first and only solar powered compacting receptacle, designed to reduce the need for the deployment of garbage trucks by as much as 70%. With Big Belly, municipalities can reduce the carbon footprint by not having to run their trucks multiple times each day or week. The benefits include reduction in fuel emmissions, less vehicular congestion and compacted trash occupies less space in our landfills. The Big Belly site links to a video report which appeared on The Discovery Channel(and many more media clips).

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