The rise in waste might only be natural for a world population that continues to grow exponentially, but if designers created products more like this Medicine Bottle Telescope, that might not have to be the case. Used in a manner people would expect, it transforms into something completely different once it's original purpose has been completed.
Designed by Wang Yan, the Medicine Bottle Telescope turns -- yes -- into a telescope for children to play with right after the last pill is consumed. Not only does this playful feature exist at all, children can even zoom in and out since Yan made sure to make the bottle expandable. It's interesting to see a product for adults turn into one for children.