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Prize winning Kyoto Box

Posted by Lindy on April 14, 2009


kyoto-boxThis box, costing a little over £3 a time, will save wood in poorer countries, as it uses solar power to turn it into an oven.

It won an award for sustainablity as it was the simplest idea put forward, that will help save the forests and save the poorest people a lot of time and/or money.

It is made of 2 cardboard boxes with newspaper between the layers for insulation.  The inside is painted black and the outside is covered with silver foil. This  maximises the amount of heat that is trapped inside. It is appropriate technology that can easily produced locally, and because it is a flatpack, is easily transported.

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