Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser Citiana A. 13 Virginia
Purpose The problem the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser will solve is the time consuming task of disposing of municipal solid waste. Often times going back and forth across a room to get a trash bag is a waste of a person’s time, and energy. By allowing the trash can to work like a wipes dispenser it will decrease the amount of time spent doing household chores. Every time a standard polyethylene garbage bag is pulled out from the bottom of a wastebasket another one will emerge. The Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser would benefit anyone who owns a trash can. This invention would be most appreciated in homes, buildings, and restaurants. Which is where the most municipal solid waste is produced. Constructing a trash can that dispenses its own garbage bags would enable people to quickly replace trash bags throughout their homes.
Past The problem the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser is solving is the time consuming task of disposing of municipal solid waste. The specific problem has not been attempted in the past. There have been other inventions that have focused on making this task easier. For example, Harry Wasylyk invented the polyethylene garbage bag. Before this creation trash bags were not common in the majority of households. Wasylyk’s invention is the inspiration for the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser. The Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser makes the polyethylene garbage bag more accessible, and convenient. Ways to Solve This Problem - Keep the trash bags in the trash can - Have an automatic replacing system Before Harry Wasylyk’s invention of the polyethylene garbage bag this is what garbage day looked like.
How It Works 1. Retrieve the filled bag. 3. Finally secure the trash bag on the trash can. 2. Pull a trash bag from the bottom of the wastebasket.
Model of Invention The mechanism in the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser was designed to work in any standard trash can. The Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser was structured to have the garbage bag discretely on the bottom. The inspiration for the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser’s mechanism was a toilet paper holder, and a wipes dispenser.
Suggestions “Make the parts of the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser stick more tightly.” - Rahwa Weldimichael “The parts of the invention don’t look like they are securely glued together.” - Sultan Ali The most common suggestion I was given was that the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser’s parts needed a better adhesive to keep them together. Attaching everything to the trash can was a very difficult process.
Experimenting The Effect The Type Of Adhesive Has On How Securely Surfaces Stick Together. Hypothesis: If Hot Glue is used, then it would be the most affective adhesive. Independent Variable: The type of adhesive Levels of IVs Liquid Glue Duck Tape Hot Glue (control) Repeated Trials: 1 1 1 Dependent Variable: The adhesives that sticks most securely Constants -Material of trash can -Brand of trash bag -Temperature -Size of trash can -Material of trash can -Amount of glue -Amount of time
Results & Changes After testing the three adhesives it was determined that the hot glue would securely stick the surfaces the best. By adjusting the type of adhesive the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser was able to move more fluently, and securely.
Marketing: Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser A survey was taken with a group of people between the ages of 13-60 9% I don’t Mind the task.
Marketing: Built-in Trash Can Dispenser People in this day, and age are always busy with household, and outside responsibilities that contribute to our daily waste. Changing trash bags can sometimes be time consuming. The survey that was taken represents the demand of products that save people’s time, and energy. Focusing on this aspect of the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser would attract consumers. “Like most people I have a very busy life. It would make my life much easier if the trash bag replacement was right there when I needed it.” - Alemtsehay Bekele
This Invention in the Future In the future this creation could continue to improve, and be worked on. Technology is constantly changing allowing this invention to grow with it. Other inventors could also use the Built-in Trash Bag Dispenser as inspiration for similar products that make the disposal of all waste effortless.