Technically, our recyclables are supposed to be divided into metal, paper, plastic, and others. Usually they just wind up in a vaguely spaced pile which seems to be separated by a coincidence.
The Barcode Trashcan allows you to simply scan your soon-to-be recycled items, at which point a built-in computer figures out what material that barcode corresponds to, and ejaculates the correct lid. Hell, I might even offer to take out the recycling if it’s ever this fun.
— Andrew Dobrow