Ask Germans what they think of beer in can, they’ll answer you it’s lame. Glass bottles are much better for the aroma, plus they could be recycled easier than white tin and paper brick. Remains this problem: glass bottles are harder to store.
Hopefully, the problem has its solution. Bottle Cycler issued a bottle crusher machine which, according to the Australian company, reduces the disposable volume of your empty bottles by 80% (enough to store some 200 wine bottles). The machine is intended to equip bars and night clubs, doesn’t make noise while turning bottles small glass debris.
The idea is smart, although we wish Bottle Cycler could even more be greener by issuing an all mechanical power version of the machine for instance. But depending on your situation, you could just use a solar panel to power the bottle crusher. (via playgreen)