About Us

OUR VISION

To create local industries by breathing new life into recycled cardboard, transforming it into useful products for real people.

We’re idealists, and proud of it. We believe in a future where everyday needs such as transportation are more eco-friendly and accessible.

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The Cardboard Bike is the first commercial implementation of our patented technology. Unique in many ways, it is comprised primarily of recycled cardboard, and supplemented with recycled plastics and car tires. The cardboard itself is highly durable, as well as both fire and water resistant.

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Imagine a world where every plastic or cardboard product that we discard into a recycling bin will contribute to the creation of a bicycle, wheelchair, toy, or another useful product.

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OUR BUSINESS MODEL

Our Business Model, and the markets it addresses, are based on our ability to develop any selected cardboard product and manufacture it on a fully automatic production line, delivering over 2000 units per 8-hour shift.

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These revolutionary production lines, developed at the company’s facility, will be shipped and assembled at destinations around the globe, allowing our manufacturing partners to locally produce bicycles, wheelchairs, and other products at an unparalleled low cost.

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The local post-production assembly lines are designed to be operated by senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, among other underemployed populations. Every product we bring to market will contribute to the creation of new jobs in each of our production locations.

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The nature of our recycled products, including the design, which allows co-branding and sponsored projects (such as for municipal bike-sharing projects), allows us to offer unmatched consumer prices. These will vary from “low cost” to “no cost” for potential users who cannot afford the products. To see how this is possible, read our “Social Business Model” below.

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OUR SOCIAL BUSINESS MODEL

Transportation is widely acknowledged as a major impediment to progress in developing countries. We believe that philanthropic and corporate sponsored community projects are key to development in these areas. Our adult and youth bikes models, as well as the wheelchair, are durable, light-weight, low-cost, and require minimal maintenance, making them ideal for these markets and initiatives.

 

As such, our “Social Business Model” is based on large corporate sponsored projects, and government and NGO incentives that will allow our bikes, wheelchairs, and other essential and useful products to be offered at no cost to those who cannot afford them. Our goal is that, for every other unit purchased at full price in a developed country, one unit will be made available at no cost in a developing country.

Our model takes into account tax incentives that are offered to manufacturing organizations contributing in a positive way to the sustainability of the environment (e.g. using or encouraging the use of recycled cardboard). In addition, further incentives are made available to organizations employing sectors of the population that otherwise cannot find employment (senior citizens, people with disabilities etc.). By integrating both, we ensure that others get high-quality, low-cost products, while we focus on improving the world, one product at a time.

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