September 8, 2008

Throwaway Bike Helmets live on in landfills—here’s an eco bike helmet. Kinda.

If you’re a good boy or girl, you do as you’re told and toss your bike helmet every couple of years (they’re supposed to weaken over time). But that styrofoam n’plastic head-hugger lives on like the baddie in a horror film, haunting our watershed and putting the fill in “landfill.” I did a little research, and beyond buying a WWII helmet at your local Army Surplus, this seems to be the eco-est:

“We think green:

Since the creation of the company, MET always made sure to act environment friendly in order to insure a durable development and also to protect the environment of the region around the production facility.

– The vapor used for the polystyrene expansion of the helmets is produced from a private source from MET from non drinkable water, so this way, we avoid to use precious drinkable water supply and the same water is re-used in other production phase and at the end to heat up the production facility and offices.

– All the production wastes are recycled for the plastic industry.

– Our exclusive system of polystyrene molding doesn’t release any atmospheric pollution.”

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