Kids learning to ride and learning to appreciate the environment don’t quite mix, do they? No, they don’t and the Wishbone 3-in1 Children Bike Recycled Edition here will certainly not address both. It will, however, achieve two things: let your kids learn the art of riding, progressively and also do the a Earth a huge favor. Designed by Wishbone Design Studio, the Wishbone 3-in-1 Children Bike Recycled Edition will last a little longer than your typical kid’s bike as it will “grow” with your kid. In another words, it lets junior starts with a simple trike and as he or she grows, the ride can be converted to a little bike and subsequently, to a big bike when junior grows taller. In short, it boasts product longevity which means you don’t need to discard it as your child grows, well, at least not as soon as the conventional kid’s bike. The bike is designed for kids from ages one to six, which means it could last a good six years or more, thus delaying the eventual disposal.
Further boosting its green credential is the material which the bike is made from: It is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled residential nylon carpet collected from across the U.S. After shaved and shredded, glass fiber is introduced to the carpet for added strength, then molded into little pellets which will then be molded again into the bike frame. According to Wishbone Design Studio, each Recycle Edition bike will help to save the landfill from being piled with 7.5 lbs of used carpets and at the same time, it will help save 7.5 gallons of oil that would’ve been used to make new plastics for the bike. While being ‘green’ it doesn’t suffer in the aesthetic department; the bike still looks as awesome and being a product coming from Wishbone, you can be assured of the quality. The only caveat is, it is not cheap; each bike will run you back at $229.