Runners-up at “The 4th Bin” design competition, the “e-Bin” by London based designer Baharash Bagherian is a smart, mobile and versatile electronic recycling bin that can be programmed to communicate relevant information with both the user and the recycling company, thanks to the integrated touchscreen technology. For the bin tells the user if it is full and suggests the location of the next nearest bin, while informing the recycling company to come and empty its contents. Moreover, it tells the user if their item is not suitable for recycling.
Designed for both outdoor and indoor use, the e-Bin is big enough to hold items like televisions and easily slips in a home or office. Finished with vacuum-formed carbon fiber sheets to make it durable, strong, all-weather and lightweight, the trash bin uses solar power to recharge its touchscreen lid and requires an administrator password to become maneuverable. Featuring a unique logo symbolizing electronic recycling, the e-Bin will encourage the buyers to purchase the goods that could be recycled without harming or polluting the environment.