Winners and finalists
Conscious Innovation Projects
In 2013 the company Imaplast Ind e Com de Moldes Ltda launched a proposal for ecological urban mobility, which had been developed since 1998, a sustainable product that has a scale of application external to the organization, expanding its frontiers of activity with a global impact. In short, it is an ecological bicycle frame injected in plastic in a single piece. The process started by looking at a bone, which, because it was hollow, gave us the idea of a bicycle barrel, and from that we made the first pictures in the form of sculptural plastic skeleton trying to imitate nature. A priori, the idea was to eliminate fossil fuel debris. After visiting a bicycle frame industry, and analyzing the industrial process, we realized the high cost of CO2 in manufacturing. We started to see the possibility of eliminating minerals such as: iron, bauxite, stop processing alumina, reducing excess water and energy consumption, all of this would be possible in the plastic injection process.