Thursday 23 November 2017

Dragons fired success of my rubbish idea

Eamonn Treacy

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.

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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