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‘ecochair’ by DesignGroup5

The ‘ecochair’ is very versatile as being able to transform from a bed to a chair to a chaise lounge. With the frame being made of reusable corrugated cardboard and the mattress 100% cotton, This ‘ecochair’ is very Earth friendly.

The framework: The frame is corrugated cardboard which is very strong and flexible. The way the cardboard is folded and glued will make for a long lasting durable framework.

The futon: With both the upholstery and filling of the mattress being 100% cotton, this makes for true green living.

Using the ‘ecochair’: It is great for adjusting from different sitting positions to laying out as a complete bed. Continue Reading →

A Cardboard Bicycle That Could Change the World

A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard. Continue Reading →

‘Recompute’ — The Eco-friendly Cardboard PC

“A desktop computer that addresses sustainability during manufacturing, usage and disposal;the full life cycle of an object.”

Recompute started as a student project that grew into a full-fledged online store. It offers 4 cardboard PCs – from a Linux PC that supports Fedora 12 and Linux Mint for $499; a machine with Windows 7 Home for $799 or no-OS for $699 that’s powered by an AMD Athlon x 2 Dual Core 2.8GHz; an AMD Athlon II Quad Core 2.8GHz model with Windows 7 Pro for $999 or without an OS for $875; or a DIY almost-empty case with a 400-watt power supply for $199. Continue Reading →

Stickers Turn Cardboard Trash Into Playtime Treasure

Box Play for Kids’ range of stickers help children creatively convert carboard packaging into a variety of objects and animals ready for play.

Even in today’s world where children are being treated to their own range of tablet computers, it’s still the case that many are quite content to while away their hours playing with simple cardboard boxes. With that in mind, Arizona-based Box Play for Kids now offer a range of whimsical stickers designed to jump-start kids’ imagination when playing with cardboard. Continue Reading →