A Sustainable Trash Can

A Sustainable Trash Can

Stephanie Kinnear
Apr 25, 2008

There's something just plain wrong about buying a bin for recycling that's not made out of recycled material. Isn't there?

Don't get us wrong -- we're totally guilty. Our recycle bin is a white plastic trash can from Target. Wouldn't it have been smarter (and made more sense) if we'd bought something that was recycled in the first place?

This Sustainable Trash Can from Eco by Design ($34) is made from 99% reclaimed automobile tires and recycled plastic trim.

Now, the real question is: Does it smell like tires? If it does ... no thank you. If it doesn't ... well, it would make a pretty good looking recycling (or trash) receptacle.

Via Alternative Consumer

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