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Les Hangars, Bordeaux, France

PlasticBubbles4LifeBuoys

Adaptive Re-use
Community-based
Health
Public Space
Recycle
Safety
Sustainability
Water
 

Project Summary

Throwable plastic kegs as lifebuoys

Project Description

Using reinflated throwable plastic kegs (AKA PlasticBubbles) as lifebuoys http://www.PlasticBubbles.org

What are the main takeaways from this story?

Safety is not cheap.
Life is cheap.
If safety is cheaper than life, use waste to save lifes

Describe a "good" failure in your process or explain how potential challenges resulted in opportunities to learn or grow.

There is an official video made by Laura Pargade for BlocNotes on TV7.com
( http://www.mytv7.net/video/7cff49a01d8s.html )
But people who saw it talk about joke or hoax.

It 's good to smile.

What was the biggest challenge or biggest surprise?

Biggest challenge, PlasticBubblesLifebBoys spreading.
Biggest surprise, don't know cause it's a surprise.
Biggest pleasure, listen somebody who's saying "PlasticBubblesLifeBuoys saved my life"
Biggest wish, nobody need them!

Explain how to share this project with your community?

If you have a problem look change your viewpoint and now maybe your problem could be the solution for someone else.
My waste could be a safety solution for river sides, docks, , boats ... or for swimming pools! ;)

http://www.PlasticBubbles.org
http://www.facebook.com/PlasticBubbles.org
http://www.youtube.com/user/PlasticBubblesOrg