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Canbi is an Eco-Friendly garbage can, designed with innovative features and a strong emphasis on reducing plastic pollution.
Canbi is an Eco-Friendly garbage can, designed with innovative features and a strong emphasis on reducing plastic pollution.
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Canbi: The World's Cleanest Garbage Can

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Canbi is the world's cleanest garbage can. It's here to change the way we look at plastic and create a positive push towards more sustainable waste management. Canbi was designed to have a positive impact on our environment. It is the next evolutionary step for what a garbage can should be. From its innovative functional features, to its impressive use of renewable resources, Canbi just makes sense.

Let’s face it, today's garbage cans…. are garbage! They have too many problems. They’re usually designed to be hidden, which makes them less accessible for everyday use. Garbage often piles up causing odors and attracting insects into your home. They’re also pretty ugly. As for the bags, they’re not much better. They never fit properly and constantly fall in on themselves. They leak, they tear, and they can’t handle any significant weight if they’re not doubled up. Worst of all, plastic bags are a detriment to our environment, polluting our oceans and filling landfills by the millions. 

That's where Canbi comes in. Canbi looks great and is meant to be shown off in your home. With its sleek design and customizable colour palette, it's sure to compliment any room of your home. With this focus on visual appeal, you won't want to hide Canbi under your kitchen sink where nobody can see it. You can proudly put it on display making it super accessible at all times.  

Canbi has some really unique features that differentiate it from the common household garbage receptacle. We wanted to create a garbage can that was easy to use, and solved all of the major problems we found with other cans on the market

Canbi's latex liners aren't just environmentally friendly, they're also specially configured to make them super simple to use. We've developed Canbi's liners to nest together in sets of 25 layers. This means that once you install a set, you won't have to change the bag for months at a time

Canbi's 25 Nested Liner System 3D Rendering
Canbi's 25 Nested Liner System 3D Rendering

Simply remove the filled liner and the next one is ready to go. No more fumbling with bags that don't fit properly. Canbi's latex liner system is a revolutionary new way to manage household waste. 

Canbi's 25 Nested Liner System
Canbi's 25 Nested Liner System

Garbage odors are not exactly ideal, but they're extremely common. Now you can fight the funk with Canbi's built in organic Deodorizer hidden inside the lid. Made of natural odor neutralizing ingredients, including baking soda and activated charcoal, Canbi's Deodorizer can hide any unpleasant smells coming from your trash. Our deodorizers are easily replaceable and last up to 3 months! Say goodbye to your old smelly garbage and say hello to Canbi. 

Canbi's Internal Deodorizer 3D Rendering
Canbi's Internal Deodorizer 3D Rendering
Canbi's Internal Deodorizer
Canbi's Internal Deodorizer

Canbi's interchangeable accent rings can offer an extra touch of personality and compliment your home decor. Our ring themes are inspired by precious metals, choose from Gold, Platinum or Rose Gold. Every Canbi comes with all 3 ring options so you can switch them out at any time! Mix and match to suit your personal style and let Canbi shine!

Canbi's Interchangeable Accent Rings
Canbi's Interchangeable Accent Rings

Canbi is available in two sizes, small and large. Our small size is perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, you name it. It's discreet enough to not call attention to itself and blend in with its surroundings. Our large model is ideal for places that accrue the most garbage, whether it be your kitchen, office, garage or wherever! 

Canbi Dimensions
Canbi Dimensions

Canbi will easily outshine your old garbage can and become an instant staple in your life. Use it as a green-bin for organic waste with no worry of leaks. Use it to dispose of diapers while eliminating the smell. Use it as a beautiful centerpiece for conversation, it's up to you!

You'll love how simple Canbi is to use. Just lift the lid and toss your garbage in. Removing the filled bag is just as easy. Simply lift top rim, peel off the first liner and throw it away. Your next liner is ready to go without the hassle of changing bags.

The big issue we wanted to tackle was the reliance on single use plastic bags. We hate those. Plastic bags are a big problem today, with 500 million to 1 trillion being used worldwide every year. They're made out of fossil fuels and take hundreds of years to break down. Most bags end up in landfills and get covered by other waste, limiting the necessary UV exposure they need to decompose. Even after they finally break down, they can leave harmful toxins and chemical off-gases behind causing long term environmental duress. 

We wanted to eliminate plastic bags and create a better alternative to what was currently available. Our first consideration was paper. Paper bags are much better than plastic, but they're not super practical for garbage can liners. They're prone to tearing and liquids can easily limit their structural integrity. Our next consideration was bio-plastic. While bio-plastic bags are a step in the right direction, they too have many issues that make them a less than perfect solution. They often require specific conditions in order to fully break down, and most will never be properly recycled. Most will end up back in landfills where they're almost as bad as regular plastic bags.

We found our solution in the natural compound of the Hevea Brasiliensis tree. Natural latex is a miracle material and is already widely used in a variety of products and applications. Pure natural latex is fully biodegradable and takes the same amount of time to break down as an oak leaf, approximately 4 years in normal conditions. That's quite a big jump from 500+ year decomposition rate for plastics. Our original blend includes natural latex, organic compound fillers, starch-based polymers and waste latex from other industrial uses, such as balloon and condom manufacturing. We are able to use this blend to create a strong and flexible liner material that resists leaks and tears, and breaks down quickly and efficiently even under a broad range of environmental settings. With this formula we are also able to further decrease the break down time of our liners. Utilizing latex encourages the replanting of our rain forests, and helps to keep single use plastic bags out of our oceans and landfills.  

Latex allergy is another concern we've dealt with. We are developing our liner manufacturing process to remove the protein that causes allergic reactions in a small portion of people. We use a curing bath to leach out this protein and higher vulcanization temperatures to ensure it's elimination. We hope to have fully hypoallergenic liners by the time we are ready to ship. We will also be fully transparent with what materials we are using, and Canbi liners will have labels stating that they contain latex.

Canbi is an important step in the evolution of waste management. It's setting the new standard of what we as a society view as acceptable for our environment. It's changing the way we use our planets resources. Canbi is putting a stronger emphasis on long term solutions that have a positive impact on our global health. It's time we made a change in how we interact with our world. Let's clean up with Canbi.

Canbi liners are 100% biodegradable. We use a proprietary blend of natural latex, recycled waste latex, starch based polymers and an organic compound blend to produce our high quality liners. We are constantly tweaking our unique formula to improve biodegradability rates and decrease overall break down times. 

View our chart below to find the perfect reward tier for you. Take advantage of our Super Early Bird options and save big before they're gone!

If we reach $70,000 CAD we will release the Canbi Obsidian model as an upgrade. For those that prefer a darker aesthetic, Canbi Obsidian is the can for you. Available in both sizes, this super slick model will surely turn some heads. 

Canbi Obsidian 3D Rendering
Canbi Obsidian 3D Rendering

To select this model in your reward package, please specify your preferred colour in our backer survey which will be sent out after the campaign is completed. 

Canbi Obsidian 3D Rendering
Canbi Obsidian 3D Rendering

To add extra liners to your purchase, add 10$ CAD to your pledge amount for each additional set of 25. To add extra deodorizers, add 5$ CAD to your pledge amount for each additional deodorizer. Orders will be confirmed at the end of the campaign.

After our campaign ends we will have liners and deodorizers for sale on our website. We are also working to have them available on Amazon worldwide. 

We know you'll love Canbi as much as we do. We are determined to create a meaningful difference in the world and help put an end to plastic pollution. If you want to support Canbi please don't hesitate to share our campaign with all of your friends and family, and together we can create a greener tomorrow. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Risks and challenges

Every project comes with its own risks and challenges. We are doing our best to plan for as much as possible, but sometimes delays and unforeseen obstacles can come up. In the event that we are met with these circumstances we vow to be fully transparent with our backers, and work our hardest to address any delays or issues that may arise. We promise to post regular updates on our progress and ensure that our backers are fully aware of where we stand.

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    Support Canbi by donating 10$ and we will plant a tree in your honor! Thank you!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Small Single

    Save 40% off retail price and get yourself a small Canbi garbage can!
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    Save 25% off retail price and get yourself a small Canbi garbage can!
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    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Large Single

    Save 40% off retail price and get yourself a large Canbi garbage can!

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    • Deodorizer
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    EARLY BIRD - Large Single

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Double Pack

    Save 45% off retail price and get yourself one large and one small Canbi garbage can, as well as 2 Liner Packs and 2 Deodorizers! *Shipping charges will be calculated after campaign ends*

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    • Liner Pack
    • Deodorizer
    • Accent rings {Gold, Platinum and Rose Gold}
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    Pledge CA$ 109 or more About $82

    EARLY BIRD - Double Pack

    Save 40% off retail price and get yourself one large and one small Canbi garbage can, as well as 2 Liner Packs and 2 Deodorizers! *Shipping charges will be calculated after campaign ends*

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    • Liner Pack
    • Deodorizer
    • Accent rings {Gold, Platinum and Rose Gold}
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    Pledge CA$ 129 or more About $97

    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Family Pack

    Save 47% off retail price and get yourself one large and two small Canbi garbage cans, as well as 3 Liner packs and 3 Deodorizers! *Shipping charges will be calculated after campaign ends*

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    • Liner Pack
    • Deodorizer
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    Pledge CA$ 139 or more About $104

    EARLY BIRD - Family Pack

    Save 43% off retail price and get yourself one large and two small Canbi garbage cans, as well as 3 Liner packs and 3 Deodorizers! *Shipping charges will be calculated after campaign ends*

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    • Deodorizer
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    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Retail Pack

    Save 45% off retail price and get yourself five large and five small Canbi garbage cans, as well as 10 Liner packs and 10 Deodorizers! *Shipping charges will be calculated after campaign ends*

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    • 10× Liner Pack
    • 10× Deodorizer
    • 30× Accent rings {Gold, Platinum and Rose Gold}
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