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Gumdropbin by Anna Bullus

young designer's remarkable chewing gum recycling project....

Gumdropbin by Anna Bullus

Having, like many of us, been perturbed by the amount of spat-out gum that unpleasantly adorns our streets, University of Brighton student Anna Bullus had the rather disturbing brainwave of recycling said gum…. “I suddenly realised that chewing gum is already a rubber, and rubber can be recycled and made into stuff, so why not gum?” Eight months in the lab, and Anna had developed the process – using secret ingredients to extract a polymer that she calls BRGP (Bullus Recycled Gum Polymer). Already declared by Marie Claire as one of 20 women to “Change the World 2010,” Anna’s company, Gumdrop Ltd., are now set to produce pink bubble bins – from recycled gum of course – that will be situated around London… once full, the bin and contents can then be recycled to produce all manner of plastic goods….

Gumdropbin by Anna Bullus
Gumdropbin by Anna Bullus
Gumdropbin by Anna Bullus
Gumdropbin by Anna Bullus

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