Seoul-based Ecube Labs has developed a solar-powered trash bin that can deduct the operating cost of trash collection vehicles and costs related to manpower.

Solar-powered waste bin and management solution providers have saved a lot of money for cities, attracting a lot of capital from both government and enterprises globally. BigBelly Solar created solar-powered bins that act as on-site trash compactors, saving Philadelphia nearly $900,000 USD in one year. Finland-based Enevo collects and analyses data from refuse containers across the world and received $15.8 million USD of investment from Taiwan-based Foxconn.

A recent landslide in China was blamed on a man-made garbage pile. To confront its huge amount of trash, China is now building world’s biggest trash incinerator which will be solar powered and generate a small amount of electricity. However, Ecube Labs wants to compress trash on the street, before it reaches the landfill.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com