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Those of you that remember our blog post last August on trash cans that save money on gas will be happy to hear that the company behind the sustainable receptacles, BigBelly Solar, was selected as one of the GoingGreen 200 winners hosted by AlwaysOn.

Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. BigBelly Solar was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

“We are honored to have been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the game-changing companies driving the global greentech revolution,” said Barry Fougere, CEO of BigBelly Solar. “The innovative application of information technology and renewable energy to solve the world’s energy, environmental and financial problems is an exciting mission for our firm and the other winners. In the area of resource efficiency, we have architected a ‘Smart Grid for Waste & Recycling ™’, where all waste & recycling stations sense activity in real-time and relay that information via the web to a management console, presenting analysis and reporting that enable customers to reduce their collection frequency by 70-80+% without any reduction in service levels. Similar to the nega-watt concept in energy efficiency, we call this the ‘Nega-Mile ™’ – the ability to take 7-8 out of every 10 trash vehicle trips off the road. In many cases, these efficiencies are THE reason why customers can afford to launch public space recycling programs that they would not be able to otherwise afford.”

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