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Cardboard vacuum cleaners.

August 4, 2011

“The best selling floorcare brand Vax is championing young British design talent by producing the world’s first cardboard vacuum cleaner, designed by Loughborough University student, Jake Tyler. The Vax ev is a high performance vacuum cleaner constructed for optimum sustainability, using recycled and recyclable materials that reduce the burden on landfill. The corrugated cardboard panels that form the body of the Vax ev are easily replaced if damaged and cost just a tenth of the price of an equivalent plastic panel. They are multi-purpose too, beginning their life as part of the retail box the vacuum cleaner is sold in. Once the cardboard parts are separated from the box, they ‘pop’ into place around the motor housing, without any need for glue. They have a flame retardant coating and are fully customizable – with just a few felt tip pens you can turn your vacuum cleaner into a unique work of art!”

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