The problem of what gets thrown
away and how has changed a lot over
the last decade. Recycling is on its
way to becoming a regular part of life.
Also, many urban, as well as rural,
consumers have gotten in the habit of
composting organic waste to lower the
volume of disposed trash, and to feed
flower beds and vegetable gardens.
But few kitchens are set up to handle
several categories of waste products.
Older kitchens often had floor
space available for a trash can. But
modern kitchens are usually filled
with cabinets, making floor space hard
to come by and pushing trash containers
into the cabinets. And now
with the need for several containers,
the situation is