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Sustainable bicycle is made from recycled plastic in Brazil

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by: Hans van der Broek
sustainable bicycle is made from recycled plastic in brazil

The bicycle is made from recycled plastic. There are no shock absorbers and the bicycle is without weldings. It does not rust and it does not have a paint.

Who created this recycled plastic bicycle?

Mr. Juan Muzzi, original from Uruguay and now settled in Brazil, came up with the idea. Mr. Muzzi is a graduated in engineering and fine Arts. After his study he found himself more interested in his creative side.
Mr. Muzzi found the idea of the circular economy very interesting. This led to the creation of the recycled plastic bicycle and as a result the company; Muzzicycles.

yellow recycled bicyle Muzzicycles

How is the recycled plastic bicycle made?

The plastic waste is crushed til ir become small grains. Than the grains are heated till they get liquid. An additive is added to give the material more strength. Than the liquid is deposited in a injection machine which – under high pressure – sprays the liquid in a moult. Less than 4 minutes later the frame of the recycle plastic bicycle is ready.

Muzzicycles gives a lifetime warranty for it’s bicycles. The bicycle cost around $ 700,00 or € 610,00

The manufactory process of the plastic bicyle

The whole process uses more ten 90% less energy than a traditional one and a minimum of water. At this day, Mr. Muzzi used already about 15 tons of plastic and manufactured more than 130.000 bicycles.

The bicycle are available in different colours and the ring sizes 24, 27 and 29.

orange and white plastic recycled Muzzicycles frames

Recycle Muzzicycles delivered around the world

At the moment the recycle plastic bicycles get exported to: The Netherlands, Poland and Argentina. This year they will be also available in: Austria, and the United States.

Mr. Muzzi earned international award with his recycled bicycles like the Top XXI Brazil Design Award, the Biennial Iberoamericana de Diseno in Spain and later the Sustentar in the category Urban Ecological Mobility.

The next step; the rubber chain

Mr. Muzzi’s next goal is to develop a rubber chain so users can easily bike on the beach without having trouble with their chain and gear and cog-wheels.

Have a nice ride.

https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation

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Hans van der Broek , founder Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)  
Hans van der Broek , founder Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)  
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Sustainable bicycle is made from recycled plastic in Brazil

The bicycle is made from recycled plastic. There are no shock absorbers and the bicycle is without weldings. It does not rust and it does not have a paint. Who created this recycled plastic bicycle? Mr. Juan Muzzi, original from Uruguay and now settled in Brazil, came up with the idea. Mr. Muzzi is a graduated in engineering and fine Arts. After his study he found himself more interested in his creative side. Mr. Muzzi found the idea of the circular economy very interesting. This led to the creation of the recycled plastic bicycle and as a result the company; Muzzicycles. How is the recycled plastic bicycle made? The plastic waste is crushed til ir become small grains. Than the grains are heated till they get liquid. An additive is added to give the material more strength. Than the liquid is deposited in a injection machine which – under high pressure – sprays the liquid in a moult. Less than 4 minutes later the frame of the recycle plastic bicycle is ready. Muzzicycles gives a lifetime warranty for it’s bicycles . The bicycle cost around $ 700,00 or € 610,00 The manufactory process of the plastic bicyle The whole process uses more ten 90% less energy than a traditional one and a minimum of water. At this day, Mr. Muzzi used already about 15 tons of plastic and manufactured more than 130.000 bicycles. The bicycle are available in different colours and the ring sizes 24, 27 and 29. Recycle Muzzicycles delivered around the world At the moment the recycle plastic  bicycles get exported to: The Netherlands, Poland and Argentina. This year they will be also available in: Austria, and the United States. Mr. Muzzi earned international award with his recycled bicycles like the Top XXI Brazil Design Award, the Biennial Iberoamericana de Diseno in Spain and later the Sustentar in the category Urban Ecological Mobility. The next step; the rubber chain Mr. Muzzi’s next goal is to develop a rubber chain so users can easily bike on the beach without having trouble with their chain and gear and cog-wheels. Have a nice ride. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation