The Ecopod E-1 Home Recycler. Designed by BMW and basically just a fancy looking can crusher with a couple of extra compartments for other stuff. I’m an avid recycling muppet, but this is a little too ‘slick’ for my liking. Especially at $328.00. [This £9.95 Can Crusher might be a bit of a better idea, doncha think?]
Designed by BMW Designworks, the ecopod will clean up the way you recycle with its eco-chic design and functionality. After dropping an aluminum can or plastic bottle in the top opening, press the ecostep to hear the sweet sound of compaction. As the ecostep releases, the redeemable container automatically falls into the enclosed collection bin. Open the door and remove the bin for collection or redemption. Glass, paper and other recyclable items can be stored in the removeable bins inside the top lid.