Wood fibres are a fantastic raw material! When used correctly, they have a positive effect on our carbon footprint (trees need to be replanted after harvesting and the forest must be managed well). In addition, wood fibres can be recycled and reused, reducing further our impact on the Earth’s resources. The fibres can be reused in many different ways, from newspapers and packaging materials to egg trays and other moulded products, as well as tissue paper.
Now one man has taking recycling to a new level, by making a bike out of cardboard. Imagine what we could do if all the bikes in the world were made from wood fibres, and better still, recycled and FSC-traced fibres: What could that do for our carbon footprint?
Just look at this amazing documentary film! http://vimeo.com/37584656
Read more about the project on: http://designalmic.com/cardboard-bike-project-izhar-gafni/