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Love It or Hate It? Ovetto Bin

Italian architect Gianluca Soldi, who is deeply involved with environmental issues, designed the Ovetto Bin ($255) to make recycling easier and more organized, offering three segregated divisions for your different types of recycling. A friend of mine has been advocating just this sort of thing for a while now, a functional recycling bin that makes recycling not a chore but a thoughtless routine. While I'm certainly pleased with the advent of an alternative to those useless blue office bins, I'm not keen on Ovetto's looks. I'm sure it jives with the design elite, but I'd like to call for something that blends in with the rest of our kitchens, not one that looks like a dinosaur egg/Saarinen table fusion. I want to see something so ordinary that its aesthetics are almost an afterthought, that aims to actually get people recycling rather than win design awards in Milano.

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Fanie2612708 Fanie2612708 4 years
caterina-c caterina-c 8 years
I digged a bit more into Ovetto as I am Italian. I think it`s a good product. I read on his webpage that the development was done in collaboration with Legambiente a famous environmental association in Europe. The material is made from recycled plastic and the assembly is done in Italy by a "cooperativa sociale", basically an integration project group. Ovetto looks modern and it will be great for my white glossy kitchen and I think my children as well will like this funky way of recycling.
98769876 98769876 8 years
I am very much eco-oriented, but this is simply outrageous. Instead of spending an exorbitant amount of hard earn money on another piece of landfill material, how about using standard bins supplied by the recycling plant or plain old storage containers. It's a shame how society is being exploited due to a lack of knowledge. Don't be raped by just another company telling you how to "save the world". The same goes for the "green" products sold by large well-known manufactures. Adding essential oil or aloe to a chemical ridden product does not make it natural or healthy. Educate yourself. Anyone know the saying "Who pooped under a lilac bush?" Don't cover up the problem, get to the root and cure it.
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
I agree with you CasaSugar. I like the idea but not the Ovetto bin.
Lysa1237 Lysa1237 8 years
LoL Eve...eeeeeeeeeeva
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
three different trash cans would blend in to the kitchen. Aside from the design I dont see what's so innovative about this or how it makes recycling "easier." Someone care to enlighten me?
JustBekky JustBekky 8 years
This is disgusting. I hate it. I would never allow it in my house.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
I like it.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I love it, and if it didn't go with ones indoor decor or fit in their space, I'm also seeing it outdoors or in a garage.
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 8 years
Well, I'm a pretty big advocate for recycling, but I'd like to just reuse containers to store recyclables, rather than buying a new item!
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
Not only is it cute, but it would be a great laundry hamper in a child's room too.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
R2D2 or C3PO and all, not my style. The price is outrageous.
Pepper-Davis Pepper-Davis 8 years
The colors are so bold and the style is very chic!
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
Yup I thought it looked like Eve too! That was the first thing that came to mind.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I was thinking it looked like Eva too. I think for it to be small enough to be unobtrusive would make the individual bins way too tiny. A couple of aluminum cans in there and you need to empty it. I like the concept though.
ameliajc ameliajc 8 years
Great idea, cool design, but a bit too modern for my kitchen. If this came in various styles I'd be totally sold on it. The idea is really great though - anything to encourage recycling!
katyharper katyharper 8 years
Anybody see Wall-E? This thing looks like Eva!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I want this! It would look great it my kitchen!
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