The ultimate automatic can smasher

The Ecopod automatic recycling machine
Why stomp recyclable cans manually when you can buy a machine to do it?

As a kid, I spent more hours than I can remember smashing aluminum cans with my feet so we could fit more in the bin between trips to the store.

Today, however, kids can have it much easier. Designed by BMW Designworks, this kitchen appliance automatically compacts your plastic bottles and aluminum can with the press of a foot pedal. Simply drop the item into one of the holes at the top and enjoy “the sweet sound of compaction”. Crunched cans and bottles are collected in a convenient removeable bin.

Of course, for $328 the Ecopod costs, you can pay a kid to smash alot of cans, but it’s still not as convenient and the Ecopod never complains.