Ecopod: This contraption "is the world's first home recycling center with valuable functionality and outstanding design in mind for everyday use in the home and office." You put aluminum cans and plastic bottles (one at a time) into the circular opening on top of the pod, then step on the pedal (aka the "easy-step compaction system") to squash your recyclable containers. The Ecopod can store approximately 50 cans/bottles! So what to do with your glass and other recyclables? Just place 'em into the separate bins up top for easy storage until your next run to the recycling center. I've only checked this product out online (http://www.ecopod.org/home.html), but after saving up for one of our own, I'll post a more comprehensive review.