Bamboo bikes, seeds of environmental sustainability in Beijing

“A workshop teaches Chinese to make their own bikes to improve the environment and to restore its traditional image to the streets of the Chinese capital, taken by cars in recent years.”

These pro-environment initiatives in cities like Beijing, with its very high levels of contamination, can plant a seed in Chinese society ahead to claim some progress in environmental sustainability. With these eco-bikes, not only reduce the number of cars and consequent CO2 emissions, but will also avoid emissions in the manufacture of bicycles from other materials, and traditional Chinese transport back to the streets.

(via elpais.com)