EcoTrio recycling containers are the recipient of the: 1st place - 2005 AIA Award, 2008 Good Design Award and 2014-2015 Good Design Award.
Now in it’s 64th year the Good Design Award is the oldest and most recognized industrial design award program in on earth. Founded in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, pioneers in modern design like Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen created an award that honors the yearly achievement of the best industrial designers and manufacturers, for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.
Young architect Deborah Kang won a competition organized by the City of Chicago and AIA Chicago to design an eco-aware trash receptacle that was installed in Millennium Park. “The Street - I + II” is the 1st place 2005 AIA winning design, awarded by Mayor Daley in Daley Plaza, Chicago. Her team's design garnered interest from design and sustainability organizations around the world and was even featured at Lollapalooza!
The use of EcoTrio Recycling Containers, with a minimum of 35% recycled content, will contribute to the 1 LEED point available for use of Recycled Content under the Materials and Resources Project. At approximately 100 lbs, maintenance staff can to easily lift this recycling station to clean the floors below.
Bag insertion and removal: bags wrap around an attached bag ring which has a round profile rod and resta on a metal lip, for easy insertion and removal. The innovative design allows either a mop or cloth used to clean the interior of each section. Without a plastic liner you're ensured of no mold build-up and can avoid having trash fall between the liner and enclosure crevice. This same principle applies to commercial kitchens with stainless steel surfaces, that can be easily cleaned and wiped down.