Hands Free Trash Cans

Written by Samuel Wong
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Using hands free trash cans is a great way to reduce bacterial transmission. Conventional trash cans are a breeding ground for bacteria, especially in places like schools, hospitals, and airports. I cannot count how many times I've caught a cold or the flu while traveling or simply hanging out on campus and brushing my hand against a trash can when I throw away a piece of trash.

A friend of mine has a daughter in preschool, and frequently misses work to take care of her when she's sick. One day, I asked her what her daughter does in preschool, and she told me she is one of the the cleaning monitors at school. I assumed touching the classroom trash can was part of her duties. It is common knowledge that conventional trash cans are a smorgasbord for harmful bacteria. I told her that if the preschool purchased a hands free trash can similar to the one I had at home, her daughter, as well as her classmates, would most likely not get sick as often.

Hands Free Trash Cans: Convenient and Clean

Hands free trash cans virtually eliminate the risk of bacterial transmission from trash cans. Simply by waving your hand near the lid, the hands free trash can lid opens, enabling you to drop the trash inside. Not only is this a hygienic way to dispose of trash, it is also a remarkably easy way to throw things away. Hands free trash cans are handy in any room of the house, especially in the kitchen.

I spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen, and before I had a hands free trash can, I didn't realize how much time was added on to meal preparation when I had to throw something away using a conventional trash can. Needless to say, I had to wash my hands each time I threw something away. Using a hands free trash can, I can put a meal together in much less time, and not have to worry about contaminating my meals with germs and bacteria from what would be lurking on a conventional trash can.


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