The Ecopod has a manually operated internal mechanism that crushes packaging down to a manageable size for processing, storing and/or transporting to recycling centers.
Pop a water bottle in the top and depress the foot lever. Around 40-50 items can be stored in the removable lower "pod" before it needs emptying. Additional storage area under the top lid is for other recyclables such glass bottles and newspapers. A third section is for storing plastic grocery bags.