Stupid Solar Tricks: Solar Powered Trash Compactor

We never thought much of trash mashers, that wonderful device people put in their kitchens which magically turned forty pounds of garbage into forty pounds of garbage. They are pretty much gone now that people separate their garbage and recycle. Except in Boston, where they are putting them on the street in a new, 21st century solar powered version. In most cities there are recycling bins where you can sort your garbage; What kind of message do they send in Boston where they make unrecyclable bricks of garbage good for landfill, or perhaps propping up tunnel ceilings. ::Boston Globe via ::Spacing Wire