I Ride My Cardboard Bicycle…

One of the things all design has in common is overcoming a challenge. Not only does it force you to take a new perspective on things, but it teaches you to use every skill you’ve ever learnt and apply it to the task at hand. No matter how hard it is, you’ll find a way to solve it and that is exactly what Izhar has done.

This man was essentially told that making a cardboard bike was impossible, but he created a durable, cheap and functional one out of things we discard everyday. Cardboard, recycled plastics and car tires. Whoever thought we could be pedalling around on hardcore origami? Not only is the bike water and fire proof, but it can support up to 300 pounds too! He has now gone on to create Cardboard Technologies and is trying to change how we use materials to create a more sustainable planet. Please take the time to watch this video on his spectacular design.

What I hope you’ve taken from this is that if you have an idea, give it a go. Literally anything is possible if you put your mind to it and if you’re upping the environmental game then that’s a bonus. I dare you, go prove a cynic wrong!

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