Cardboard bicycle can be built for less than $15

Blog January 9, 2013
Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni has built a working bicycle entirely out of recycled cardboard for a production cost of less than USD 15. It was a little over a month ago that Dutch stroller manufacturer Joolz began giving its cardboard packaging a new lease of life as chairs and lamps, and now Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni has demonstrated just how versatile the material can be. In fact, Gafni has built a working bicycle entirely out of recycled cardboard for a production cost of less than USD 15. We’ve already seen bamboo bikes, of course, but Gafni’s prototype uses recycled cardboard instead and is reportedly designed to accommodate up to 300 pounds. Besides costing very little to produce – between USD 9 and USD 12 per unit, to be specific – the device is also durable, eco-friendly, lightweight and easily carried. Perhaps best of all for those in urban settings is that there will presumably be a reduced chance of it being stolen compared to pricier alternatives. The video below explains the premise in more detail: Gafni is currently looking for investors for his project, according to a Newsgeek report. Eco-minded and transportation entrepreneurs: one to get involved in? Website: www.vimeo.com/37584656 Contact: izharg1@gmail.com Spotted by: Murtaza Patel via springwise.com
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