We all know the struggle is real. That is: the struggle of having to pull overflowing trash bags out of the trash can. Oftentimes, this results in rips and tears that lead to garbage leaking out everywhere. But now, a company called Townew wants to make changing the trash an easier (and much cleaner) affair.
The way the Townew trash can works is simple: When you're ready to take out the trash, you press a button on the front of the can, and Townew automatically seals the bag shut using a thermoplastic sealing technology. After you remove the bag and toss it, the trash can automatically loads itself with a new bag. It will also register when the bag is overloaded; the entire top part of the can opens up to seal the bag completely.
The catch: Townew doesn't use regular trash bags. Each can uses a refill ring that you need to replace around once a month; the rings are 100% recyclable and create up to 25 bags. You can see it in action here.
The can also features a sensor which automatically opens the lid when it detects movement up to a foot away. Best of all, the design of the product makes it look less like a trash can, and more like something you'd buy at the Apple store, making it easier to integrate into spaces like a bedroom or design-forward kitchens.