This may be one of the most amazing inventions throughout all of history. The Bicycle, the most energy efficient vehicle of all time, has just been taken a step further. It is now made out of cardboard.
“The Cardboard Bicycle is composed of 99% recycled material, 90% of which is recycled cardboard, with the remaining part made of recycled plastic bottles and recycled car tires. The bicycle contains no metal parts and the cardboard is protected by a waterproof resin that makes it weather-proof. Bicycles can hold up to 495lbs (225 kilos) in weight, as a result of a patented “folding” and strengthening of the cardboard. Each bicycle costs only $9 to manufacture.”
The bicycle was designed by Izhar Gafni, an Israeli engineer who was told that his idea was impossible, then decided that it was not. I am grateful for something amazing.
People can be amazing. Read more about the bicycle on the Cardboard Tech homepage and watch the video below.