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Cutter adds another string to plastic bottle’s bow

by • March 14, 2016 • No Comments

City recycling programs have assisted to reduce the amount of plastic waste manufacturing its way into landfills and the world’s oceans, but a two-man team of France is providing a additional direct approach. Their Plastic Bottle Cutter us a effortless tool that lets plastic bottles be repurposed into a thing useful.

  • It can actually be utilized to tow a car
  • The Cutter is small and made of sustainable materials
  • Cut plastic is thoughtl for arts and crafts
  • The plastic strings are resilient and versatile

The device, a wooden stick with a replaceable blade, does exactly what it says on the label: it cuts plastic bottles. More exactly, it cuts plastic bottles into strings that can be weaved into different types of objects. For straight-edged bottle it looks as effortless as peeling an orange, and if the bottle is ruffled, the user just requires to heat the bottle and stretch it out to manufacture it smooth.

On the other hand not exactly a new thought, the Cutter innovates by packing the concept into a small in size, practical device. There is no require for a special table, reel, and other additional complicated instruments. And it is actually effortless to store in a shelf or glove box as it measures just 14 cm x 2.5 cm (5.5″ x 1″) and weighs just 115 g (0.25 lb).

The device can turn out strings of different types of widths, that can be upcycled into all sorts of objects, such as brooms, baskets and door curtains. Demonstrating the durablity of the strings, the video at a lower place actually shows them being utilized as a car towing strap.

Cutting up the bottles in addition reduces the space they take up, so it can assist users advantageous manage their plastic waste while they wait for inspiration.

A Kickstarter campaign has well and truly surpassed it is actually first goal, with yet a month left to run. The minimum pledge yet remaining to reserve a Plastic Bottle Cutter is €20 (US$22), with delivery estimated for June 2016 if all goes to plan.

The video at a lower place shows the device in action and a few possible applications for the recycled plastic strings.

Source: Plastic Bottle Cutter

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