Bike helmet made from paper

A new bike safety helmet made from paper has been invented.

28-year-old industrial designer Isis Shiffer was tired of lugging around her own helmet, so she designed the EcoHelmet.

The EcoHelmet is a unique foldable helmet designed to be purchased from a vending machine at a bikeshare station.
“You could buy a helmet for $5 or less, and when you’re done with the ride, you’d put it back in a recycle bin located at each station,” Shiffer said.

The eco-friendly bike helmet is made from cardstock paper and folds to the size of a banana.

While material that’s thinner than cardboard might not sound like a solid way to protect yourself while biking, it’s designed to do just that. It protects the head just as well as a regular polystyrene helmet.

The EcoHelmet features a honeycomb pattern that absorbs a hard blow and spreads impact evenly around the head. The paper is coated with a corn-based biodegradable wax that makes it waterproof.

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Choco M
Choco M
4 years ago

That’s not really safe for me, but it look cool

Jaime
Jaime
4 years ago

Wow thats good. I think its cool idea and people would go for it.

jorja
jorja
4 years ago

that is soo cool

Shakira Richards
Shakira Richards
4 years ago

I think it would be a wast of money because it would get wet and get ripe.

Jackson
Jackson
4 years ago

Wow that COULD be cool

ELLLLAAA
ELLLLAAA
4 years ago

That’s pretty cool but kind of a waste of money and paper. Also, I don’t think it would be a very useful helmet in a bad crash.

STI CK SSSSS
STI CK SSSSS
4 years ago

our environment is getting better every day!

News Girl
News Girl
4 years ago

This might be our future…

I agree with Shakira Richards and ELLLLAAA, but it’s one helmet I don’t really want. It might be safe…but I still don’t really trust a paper helmet if a fall of my bike or scooter. Or my skateboard. Or…my cousin’s. If they garantee it’s safe, and they offer my money back if it doesn’t work, I still wouldn’t take it, but my money back wouldn’t help in hospital, would it?!

lester
lester
4 years ago

i like that hat

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

It is probably not as safe as polystyrene helmets but there are some good points

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