An AP story today brought up a beta trash system in New York. The new cans are called Big Belly trash cans. So when did LiveDigitally start caring about waste management you ask? When the trash cans became equipped with sensor chips. The trash cans know when they are full and automatically compact their own trash. No need for power either, these guys come with solar panels giving them the juice to crush away. A big city like New York has a lot of trash and the company that makes these cans claim they can reduce a full trash can down to a quarter its size. Just one more example that living digitally doesn't only mean owning an iPod, but living in a world where public space is improved by technology.
posted by: DigiDave