Most people would argue that bicycles are amongst the greenest ways to get around, and that their ecological footprint is pretty much inexistent. However, Izhar Gafni found a way to make them even more environmentally-friendly than they presently are.
More precisely: he decided to give up on using materials such as metal and rubber when manufacturing bicycles, and turned towards cardboard instead.
Apparently, he was inspired by news of a canoe made from the very same material and, thanks to considerable moral support received from his wife, he soon got to work and developed a prototype.
Later on, he managed to make his invention look more like a bicycle and less like a cardboard box on wheels.
Rumor has it that, should these greener-than-green bikes go on sale by the end of 2013 – as planned –, we all could own one for just $60 (€48.41) to $90 (€72.62).
For more information about Izhar Gafni and his cardboard bicycle you can watch the video below.