It is not uncommon for some animals to learn how to open bins or other containers in search of food. Possums, squirrels, and some bird species are known for their problem-solving abilities and adaptability, which allows them to learn how to access food sources in various environments.
While this may sound impressive, it can also lead to negative consequences for both animals and humans. Animals that become used to accessing human waste or food sources may become dependent on them, which can result in health issues and altered behavior patterns. Additionally, litter, such as plastic bags, bottles, and cans, can be mistaken for food by animals, which can lead to choking or blockages in their digestive system. Animals can also get tangled in plastic bags, six-pack rings, and other types of litter, which can result in injury or even death. Furthermore, litter can pollute natural habitats and water sources, leading to further harm to wildlife and their ecosystems.
Unprotected household bins are a big factor when it comes to this issue. Securing your bin with a bin lock is as important as managing and disposing your waste correctly. Imagine going through all the trouble of cleaning up and separating your bottles and cans, then someone else comes along and overfills your bin with rubbish containing a dirty, sharp object that will attract and possibly harm our wildlife? Traditional bin locks such as padlocks can be quite annoying, not user-friendly, and lack positive user experience - but with a smart bin lock you can manage your bin and secure its contents with the touch of a button - and all that helps to protect our precious wildlife.