Plans have been announced to develop a solar-powered eco-rubbish recycler – known as the e-Bin – to come onto line in time for Dubai Expo 2020.
Designed by Baharash Architecture, the company behind projects such as Sustainable City in Dubai and the Oasis Eco Resort in Liwa, Abu Dhabi, the e-Bin is a mobile recycling waste receptacle with integrated touch-screen technology,
It can be programmed to communicate relevant information by both the user and the recycling company.
The design team say the e-Bin will be able to tell the user if it is full and suggest the location of the next nearest e-Bin, whilst informing the recycling company to come and empty its contents.
It will also tell the user if an item is not suitable for recycling.
Baharash Bagherian, founder of Baharash Architecture, said: “Sheets of high quality carbon fibre are vacuum-formed to make relevant parts of the bin, creating a durable, strong, all-weather and lightweight bin.”
The smart e-Bin will also not need to be connected to an electrical source as it will use solar power to recharge its touch-screen lid.