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Dragons fired success of my rubbish idea

Eamonn Treacy

Published 07/03/2010 | 05:00

Are you one of the thousands of people who climb into your wheelie bin to compress the bags of rubbish inside? When a friend of mine fell out of his bin and broke his ankle, I started thinking about my Bin Trasher.

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At my light engineering business in Bunclody, Co Wexford, I came up with a prototype and have since successfully patented the idea. Then last October I did a mad thing. I applied to go on Dragons' Den.

When you face those Dragons you are so nervous you could forget your own name.

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