Have you ever wondered what happens to old crash helmets when they are damaged or thrown away? Giro did, and they came up with the Silo Helmet as a result.
Instead of chucking plastic helmets onto the scrap heap and adding to the already huge amounts of landfill waste, Giro decided to make an environmentally conscious helmet. For starters, the foam lining is made from a material derived from corn, known as Expanded Polyactic Acid (E-PLA), which is just as good at shock absorption but less harsh on the environment.
Others components of the helmet are also manufactured to reduce their environmental impact, using fewer non-renewable resources and offering the opportunity to recycle individual components after use. The bio-foam liner and straps can be put out to compost, while the other components can be recycled.
Giro spent a huge amount of money researching materials which are environmentally friendly without compromising performance. After all, it’s no good having a compostable helmet which doesn’t fulfil its primary function of protecting your head in case of an accident, and Giro has tested the helmet exhaustively to ensure its performance.
By making a more environmentally-friendly helmet, Giro offers cyclists an ethical choice when it comes to head protection, and innovation need not come at a high cost to the consumer. The Silo will cost $50 when it goes on sale early in 2016.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Tis the season of love, and this February finds millions of travel fanatics heading off to uncharted lands in search of a romantic getaway. But not every foreign city will set the mood. In fact, some are just downright unromantic in every way. Avoid these places at all costs.
Travel pros need an app like PackPoint. It’s an intelligent app packer that is way more than just a place to jot down supplies needed. This app is a huge step up for those that rely on their memory or pen and paper to help them remember everything to pack. It happens all the time when someone believes they packed enough, but it turns out they’re missing a few items and it’s almost always something that is impossible to go without. This app will help travelers cut down on their forgetfulness and aid in making a trip stress free.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
South America is a continent made for romance. As the birthplace of many seductive dances, this area knows how to show love and how to show it well. Newlyweds will love to take in the sights and culture of different places in South America while celebrating their love. Couples will enjoy being welcomed into the various countries by the friendly locals. There is a bevy of environments, including rainforests, beaches, deserts and even glaciers. South America offers a lot to a couple looking to bask in the afterglow of their wedding.