Simple Tool Turns Plastic Bottles Into Nearly Indestructible Plastic Rope

Simple Tool Turns Plastic Bottles Into Nearly Indestructible Plastic Rope

Big Rope has a stranglehold on the 'tying things down' industry, and if you're tired of paying through the nose for a few metres of twine, you'll want to consider backing the Kickstarter campaign for this simple tool that can turn empty plastic bottles into super strong plastic rope. The aptly-named Plastic Bottle Cutter works the same way as a similar device we featured a couple of years ago. You cut the bottom off of a plastic soft drink or water bottle, and the tool slices the rest it into a long thin strand of plastic that's flexible enough to be used as a rope.

Simple Tool Turns Plastic Bottles Into Nearly Indestructible Plastic Rope

Unlike the tool featured in the previous video, though, you don't have to craft your own. The Plastic Bottle Cutter can be yours through a €8500 ($12,648) Kickstarter campaign that's already soared well past its funding goal. A donation of €20 ($29) is all that's needed to pre-order one of the tools, and they ship in June.

Simple Tool Turns Plastic Bottles Into Nearly Indestructible Plastic Rope

There are always risks when supporting a Kickstartered project, but there are no electronics here that need to be affordably sourced, and no software that needs to be perfected before it can be shipped. The device looks as simple to make as it is to use. And if you need any other justification, besides saving money on rope, you're also genuinely recycling and helping the planet.

[Kickstarter - Plastic Bottle Cutter via Uncrate]


Comments

    Was interested in this...until I saw the full cost 23 Euros for shipping. So that makes $65AUD. All up. Think I'll just make my own.

    looks like the making of an ecological catastrophe to me.

    PET fishing line and twine for tangling seagulls. oh no..

    Maybe we can make on-demand whipper-snipper trimmer line from all those bottles, we are already spraying nylon fragments all over the place every time a sidewalk gets edge trimmed.

    Why aren't plastic bottles biodegradable? they only need a shelf life of a couple of weeks, what's with the hoarding soda bottles people....

    This "invention" not. its a "nearly disposable" cheap version of a "plough gauge", used for centuries (ok maybe some liberties there) by saddlers to cut straps from a hide (leather).

    You too can make one with; a wooden ruler, a razor blade and a small sheet of aluminium (from the wall of a can), that's recycling.

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