Who invented the garbage can?

Answer In 1884, Eugene René Poubelle (1831-1907), who was then prefect of the Seine Department in France, ordered Parisians to use galvanized metal containers to dispose of household waste. The decree me... Read More »

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Who invented the green garbage bag?

Harry Wasylyk and Larry Hanson are credited as being the ones who came up with the green plastic garbage bags. They are Canadian inventors, and the creations came into being shortly after the end o... Read More »

Who invented Hefty garbage bags?

The U.S. patent for garbage bags is held jointly by Canadians Harry Wasylyk and Gerhard Kliewer. The first bag was created of a then brand new material called polyethylene. The Hefty brand of tras... Read More »

Who invented plastic garbage bags?

Plastic garbage bags were invented in 1950 by Harry Wasylyk, in collaboration with Larry Hansen. The two inventors lived in Canada and the first plastic garbage bags were polyethylene and green and... Read More »

How big is a 13 quart garbage can?

The size of a 13-quart garbage can varies by type, material and manufacturer. For example, a Carver 09843 Wastebasket measures 9.2 by 10.8 by 13 inches and weighs 6 lb. A Rubbermaid 13-Quart Paper... Read More »