The company sees its system for pre-sorting as a way to ensure high-quality materials re-enter the recycling chain and it will work to pick up material in the machine whenever the device gets full. Because all the sorting is done properly at home, recycling centers shouldn’t have to spend money on workers to separate various materials. The Lasso should clean all of the materials as well, ensuring it’s ready to recycle.

If it works as intended it will be a nice little solution for recycling. But for now, just get used to crushing your fans and rinsing out the glassware you’re aiming to toss.