Well, we all know weâ€™ve got to recycle, but not many people really enjoy it. Youâ€™ve gotta trek out to the recycling bin, youâ€™ve gotten stack cans carefully if you donâ€™t have enough space, and you have to find a special way to fit paper, plastic and cans into the same box!
Well the ecopod attempts to help you solve some of your recycling woes.
The ecopod sits inside your house, saving you a trek out to the recycling bin. While you could keep a recycling bin next to your garbage can inside, but if you have a lot of soft drink cans or something similar, you run the risk of attracting bugs. The ecopod keeps all cans in an enclosed space inside the unit, so anything leftover in the can wonâ€™t attract bugs. This alone will help a lot of people recycle.
As for space? Well, the ecopod is a compactor, meaning any cans or plastic inside the unit will be quicky and satisfyingly crushed into a thin sheet, perfect for stacking in your recycling bin or taking in for reimbursement.
As for anything recyclable other than metal and plastic, the ecopod features several removable storage bins in the top, all your recycling can reside in one unit.
Ecopodâ€™s manufacturer claims the ecopod will prevent about 130 billion cans from reaching landfills. While Iâ€™m not exactly sure how they calculated this number, I can definitely see this appliance encouraging people to recycle.
The ecopod is a great response to some of the problems many people have with recycling. It has a great design and would look right at home in your kitchen. Itâ€™ll store your recyclables inside, giving you easy access, and then compact them down for easy stacking in your recycle bin.
Well, we all know if itâ€™s not convenient, many people simply wonâ€™t do it. The ecopod helps to make recycling a lot more convenient, so who knows, if this catches on weâ€™ll likely see a lot more people recycling.
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