Meet the bin that treats its own rubbish

The glam R3D3 is the shiny side of recycling while Flexidry is an industrial workhorse giving clean biomass for compost or animal feed

A robot, intelligent rubbish bin that sorts and crushes cans, bottles and throwaway cups could help businesses and cafeterias clean up after customers – and boost recycling.

Start-up Green Creative, based at Sucy-en-Brie, on the outskirts of Paris, is starting to make a name for its Made in France products that find new ways to encourage recycling and cutting waste.

Its R3D3 rubbish bin is named in recognition of the Star Wars robot R2D2 but also stands for recyclage de 3 déchets as it only accepts and treats three types of rubbish – aluminium cans, plastic bottles or plastic and cardboard cups.

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