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A futuristic new hands-free trash bin automatically closes old garbage bags and rolls out new ones

Futuristic hands-free trash automatically seals full garbage bags and replaces them with new ones so that owners never have to get their hands dirty

  • A new robot waste can seal old bags to save users leaks and odors
  • A small motorized system under the lid automatically rolls out a new liner
  • It has an infrared motion sensor so that it can be opened without touching it

Trash cans are not often distinguished for prizes, but this week a futuristic new waste can earn a CES 2020 Innovation Award for its unique automated design.

The garbage bin is called Townew and automatically closes garbage bags at the touch of a button, so users don’t have to go through the smelly and leak-prone process themselves.

After the old sealed bag is removed, the Townew automatically rolls out a new liner from a housing under the lid, which the company calls a “Refill Ring.”

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Townew is a futuristic new garbage bin (pictured above) that automatically closes old garbage bags and rolls new ones to keep users' hands clean

Townew is a futuristic new garbage bin (pictured above) that automatically closes old garbage bags and rolls new ones to keep users’ hands clean

The refill ring contains a long garbage bag that is segmented into individual garbage bags by a small cutting mechanism.

When the mechanism cuts and seals the top of an older liner, it also creates seals on the bottom of the next liner segment.

The bin also has an infrared motion sensor on top of the lid, making it possible to open and close without direct contact, via a fast hand wave.

The can will use four gallons of liners, and the company estimates that the average liner package will produce 25 garbage bags, which last about a month, according to The edge.

Liner fillings are available in two variants: a recyclable three-pack for $ 17.95 and a biodegradable three-pack for $ 26.95.

Larger six-packs are also available for $ 29.95 and $ 44.95 respectively.

Townew also has an overflow sensor that checks whether a user is trying to put more waste in a single liner than what it was designed for.

In the case of overflow, the lid will automatically raise and lower before attempting to seal the top of the liner, thereby preventing overflow waste that is at the top from being accidentally pushed out of the bin.

Townew has an infrared motion sensor so that it can be opened and closed without users ever having to touch it

Townew has an infrared motion sensor so that it can be opened and closed without users ever having to touch it

Townew has an infrared motion sensor so that it can be opened and closed without users ever having to touch it

The 'Refill ring' is placed under the lid and rolls out new garbage bags and closes the bottoms after the full liners have been removed

The 'Refill ring' is placed under the lid and rolls out new garbage bags and closes the bottoms after the full liners have been removed

The ‘Refill ring’ is placed under the lid and rolls out new garbage bags and closes the bottoms after the full liners have been removed

The entire system is powered by an internal battery that lasts for about a month and can be charged in about 10 hours via a charging cable.

The Townew comes in two colors, white and teal, and is sold for a suggested retail price of $ 119.95, although it currently offers a temporary retail price of $ 99.95.

Townew is now available.

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