Saturday, August 27, 2011

Recycling Concept: Accordion Collapsible Plastic Bottles

Hello All,

Today's entry is an innovative solution to one of our many everyday products is upon the recycling of plastic bottles. Particularly Water Bottles although other cylindrical shaped plastic bottles would work for this concept.

My favorite brand of mineral water is "Zephyrhills" which is owned by the "Nestle" corporation which is a Swiss conglomerate. Many plastic water bottles of today are ribbed in contour although needing a good foot stomp for crushing. Much like plastic milk jugs need a solid foot stomp when placing them in a recycle bin. My county of Sarasota Florida still utilizes recycling bins. And not the more modern roll away containers on two back wheels like in Miami-Dade county. Which offers substantially more recycling space in such a recycling program by residential users.

What I'm getting at is an ease of function of plastic bottles to be shaped like an Accordion. That the spacing of the ribs in the bottle design is very compact. Allowing one not to foot stomp, but to easily hand crush a plastic bottle for recycling purposes. Picture a collapsible campers cup that can easily be opened and then after its use be closed again. Similar to the opening and closing of a musical accordion instrument but in this case, it's a one-way collapsible movement.

So after a person enjoys their beverage in a plastic bottle with water or name your favorite drink liquid. They twist the top of the bottle slightly allowing it to snap into alignment with the accordion shaped ribbing. Then in one forceful thrusting motion collapse the plastic bottle where it is crushed completely. Hearing a delightful crushing sound knowing that the deed has been done satisfactorily. Then the person just tosses the now compact plastic bottle into a recycling bin. Where a recycling container be it in a public or private space has yielded a greater capacity. In a public space, recycling container means fewer janitorial runs. To make sure there's no need to tend to the recycling container as quickly as before people tossing in non-compacted plastic recyclable wares.

Still, this will require a willingness for people to hand crush plastic bottles or other containers in recycling. Where empty space in an uncrushed plastic container can be portrayed as a nuisance. In public "Ad Council" type of outreach media campaigns. This one simple step by the general public will foster maximum utilization efforts in recycling. At least in terms of the public enjoying the process of crushing their plastic wares for recycling. Much like certain individuals enjoy popping the plastic wrap bubbles in shipping packing materials. The psychology is the same where plastic bottles to start off in a collapsible accordion shaped design. Will promote additional crushing of individual use plastic material that is suitable for recycling purposes. This is but an additional step of sophistication for consumers in managing their behavior for a positive environmental outcome.

Ivan "Atrayo" Pozo-Illas, has devoted 21 years of his life to the pursuit of clairvoyant automatic writing channeling the Angelic host. Ivan is the author of the spiritual wisdom series of "Jewels of Truth" consisting of 3 volumes published to date. He also channels inspired conceptual designs that are multi-faceted for the next society to come that are solutions based as a form of dharmic service. Numerous examples of his work are available at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site of 11 years plus online. Your welcome to visit his website "" for further information or to contact Atrayo directly.


  1. hi. the post is quite an eye opener. hope many prefer to use eco-friendly containers.

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  2. Belated on my part, but Thank you "Sabkon wells" for your comment.


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