Sneakers created from gum
• Created sneakers from chewing gum
The chewing gum is chewed everything: both adults and children - to calm down, take yourself to something, or instead of brushing. But as a result of people leaving the gum right where munching: molded on tables and chairs, but more often simply spit on the ground. To reduce the amount of waste, the Dutch company Gumdrop released sneakers made from recycled chewing gum.
chewing gum from which shoes, collected right on the streets of Amsterdam were created. Then it was transformed into pellets and shipped to manufacturing, where made soles for footwear, which is not inferior to the rubber. By the way, on the sole of shoes carved map of the city. The upper part of the shoe made of leather.
Gumdrop representatives say that every year the Amsterdam sidewalk people spit 1, 5 million kilograms of chewing gum. And the authorities are spending millions of euros to its cleaning. Now she was no good use: for every four pairs of sneakers goes kilogram of chewing gum.
"We started looking for a way to talk about this issue. Then came the idea to create a product that people need, because of what they do not think. "
Gumdrop representatives say it is the world's first pair of shoes from the chewing gum. The company wants to extend the project to other major cities and to introduce an even easier way to get rid of chewing gum. Running shoes will go on sale in June 2018 in pink and black and red colors. For one couple will have to pay 190 euros.