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Solecan™ -- Your single can trash & recycling solution!

A project in Dallas, TX by Jeff and Liz Helfrich

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Solecan™ is a single can trash & recycling solution. It makes recycling so convenient your cat could do it. Recycle. Everywhere.
Backers: 271
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $9,084 of $75,000
Dates: Feb 26th -> Apr 23rd (56 days)
Project By: Jeff and Liz Helfrich
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Latest News

Podcast Link, Invite, and Correction

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Solecan fans, Our podcast with DJ Grandpa's Crib is now live.  You can hear it by clicking here. You are cordially invited to see us at Earth Day Dallas.  Click here for the Facebook Invite. Finally, it has come to our attention that there was a... (Read More)

Final Solecan Push

April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello wonderful Solecan backers! We have an exciting final push lined up for the Solecan this week.  While we're not sure if we'll make it or not, we are going to give it our all to try to make this happen. Monday we will be on DJ Grandpa's Crib, a... (Read More)

Two Weeks To Go

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for your support this week Solecan backers & friends!  We have a lot of recycling cans to tell the world about in the next two weeks, but with your help we can do it!!! First, we have some important breaking news. As a result of this... (Read More)

Happy Easter - Things are Hopping at Solecan with 22 Days to Go

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Solecan backers!  We hope you had a great Easter weekend.  It was a very exciting week on the Solecan campaign. We recently added awesome NEW REWARDS to our campaign!!! They include limited edition reusable grocery bags, T-shirts, and... (Read More)

Less than 30 days to make the Solecan happen!

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone! We had another great week over here at the Solecan Kickstarter campaign. However, we still have a long way to go to meet our goal. If you have not yet shared our project via email, Facebook, or Twitter please do so now. We need your... (Read More)

Solecan: Combination Waste Bin Makes Recycling a Breeze

March 19th - via: inhabitat.com
Can a simple redesign of the trash can make recycling so easy that everyone will do it? That is what husband and wife team Jeff and Liz Helfrich, asked when they invented the Solecan, a trash/recycling bin made from recycled plastic. The Solecan is a small dual compartment trash/recycle can that snaps apart to make emptying trash and recycling separately a breeze. The Solecan will be made in the U.S.A. in a variety of colors. If their Kickstarter campaign, which runs until Earth Day (April 22), is a success, the Helfriches hope the Solecan will help make recycling a habit in every room and keep millions of pounds of recyclables out of landfills. (Read More)

37 Days to Go

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
It was another exciting week for our campaign.  We received quite a bit of help spreading the word this week.  Here's the recap: Green Source DFW wrote about us. Jenn wrote about us at: Organic Cents and Ecologica.   We were on the front page of... (Read More)

Can a Simple Design Fix Make Recycling Unavoidable?

March 15th - via: good.is
Convincing people to recycle is hard. You can see it in the numbers. Despite the fact that 90 percent of Americans have access to recycling programs, less than 30 percent of plastic bottles are recycled. How can we make recycling easier? That’s what we asked after pulling recyclables out of our bathroom trashcan for what seemed like the millionth time. We hated taking the extra time to walk recyclables from the bathroom to our main recycling bin in the kitchen, but when we tried to make a pile of plastic shampoo and lotion bottles, toilet paper tubes, and castoff cardboard packaging outside the bathroom door, it wasn’t working. At the same time, we wanted to make sure that none of the recyclables were going in the trashcan just because it was easier. (Read More)

Don’t you dare throw that toilet paper roll in the trash

Husband and wife Jeff and Liz Helfrich used to bicker over recycling, but now the Preston Hollow couple are trying to change the way we see trash. For years Liz tried her best to recycle everything in the Helfrich household, even going so far as fishing through bathroom trashcans to retrieve toilet paper rolls her husband threw out. Jeff says out of laziness he didn’t try to salvage every recyclable, so the couple went searching for a dual trash can/recycling bin to cure him, but they couldn’t find one for less than $80. (Read More)

44 Days To Go

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone, We just wanted to give you a weekly update on the Solecan campaign.  Some great things happened this week.  Our backer count hit triple digits, which is great!  We can't thank all of our backers enough.  Jeff and Liz had three... (Read More)

Great First Week

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, it's been an exciting first week for the Solecan™!  We had a large number of family and friends back us.  We had friends of friends back us.  We had some strangers who are now friends back us.  We even got our first blog coverage (Thanks... (Read More)

Thanks for a great first day

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We would like to send a big thank you to our supporters at the end of our first day here on Kickstarter!  We are so excited that you have backed the Solecan.  We are hard at work promoting the Solecan on social media, regular media, blogs, and by... (Read More)

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