It presents the first shoes made of gum ...

One can hardly find a person who has never chewed gum. And in any educational institution, if you look under the table top, you can certainly find whole deposits of this same gum. But what if the chewing gum can somehow be re-used? This is what took up one of the Amsterdam firms producing from waste their cud sneakers.

It presents the first shoes made of gum ...

The main disadvantage of chewing gum for the environment (and at the same time plus for recycling) is that it practically does not undergo the natural process of decomposition, as it consists of a material similar to rubber. So-called synthetic rubber. It is much cheaper than natural, but because of the inability to decompose the gum can form a whole "ruminant dumps" on pavements and verges.

It presents the first shoes made of gum ...

For the implementation of environmental cleanup project environment merged company immediately 3: city marketing company Iamsterdam, design firm Explicit Wear and company Gunshoe. They decided to use for the production of chewing gum soles of sneakers, which, according to estimates, every year only from the streets of Amsterdam are collected annually about 1, 5 million tons. The collected gum processed for extraction of synthetic rubber, from which the subsequently manufactured Gum-Tec substance, which is the basis of running shoes. One kilogram gum sufficient to produce four pairs of shoes. As the manufacturers claim,

"Sam Gum-Tec produced in granular form, and then are already molded outsole. She turns as strong as the rubber, although the smell of chewing gum. Of course, it should not be chewed. Moreover, it is not sticky. The rest of the shoe is made of leather, and the final product cost is 190 euros. "