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|Ecopod Recycle Center : Makes Recycling Simple and Rewarding|
"Now I don't have to take out the recycling every day. In fact we go for days now before we have to empty the collection pod."
"Living in a condo, the ecopod makes recycling less cumbersome. Before, I have to admit, I would not recycle every container because I didn't want the clutter on my counters."
"Finally an object that looks good enough to be in my new "cooks kitchen"
By BMW DesignWorks ::
In late 2004, ecopod approached BMW Designworks, headquartered in Southern California, with the concept of building a better solution to manage recycling at home and in the office. Instantly, BMW Designworks knew that this was a revolution that they needed to be involved with. Designworks committed to ecopod and built a product that would help make recycling simple and rewarding. Together, over the past 20 months, Designworks & ecopod met with leading Public and Private groups to research opportunities to determine the best ways to raise eco-awareness and reduce the amount of recyclable materials sent to landfills.
130 Billion beverage containers are sent to United States landfills each year!" Ten billion are sent to California landfills alone.
BMW Design and Engineering + Eco-mission
Finally released in March 2007! This home recycling center with compaction and collection is designed by BMW Designworks with the mission of making recycling simple and rewarding.
How it Works
More info about the Ecopod Recycling System
Video coming soon. In the meantime, here is an animation to show how the ecopod recycling system works.
Ecopod Wins iF Product Design Award