August 24, 2017
Plastic water bottles are usually thrown away when empty, or reused once or twice at the most. Steven Klein decided it was time to change that. Were you one of those kids who made the craziest K’nex constructions? Then you’re going to love this.
A special kind of connection
Image by Eco-Connect BottleA closer look at the water bottles pictured above reveals that Steven Klein molded a proprietary recess into the base of each bottle. It enables the empty bottles to connect to each other, as well as a number of other functional connector pieces. Throw some imagination into the mix and you can use Klein’s invention to construct an unlimited number of objects. Think tables, desks, toys, storage cubes, clothes hampers, … The bottles can even be used as building insulation in developing countries or nations recovering from natural disasters, Klein claims. Simple, but effective.