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POC’s Myelin helmet is designed for end-of-life recycling

POC’s Myelin helmet is designed for end-of-life recycling

What happens to your cycling helmet when you replace it? With a mix of materials bonded together, cycling helmets are usually impossible to recycle, so…

Tuesday, Jun 14

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What happens to your cycling helmet when you replace it? With a mix of materials bonded together, cycling helmets are usually impossible to recycle, so the chances are it will usually end up in landfill.

The new POC Myelin commuting helmet is designed to avoid that. It’s built so that it can be easily disassembled into its individual components at the end of its life and its constituent parts can then be recycled.

Even from its inception, the POC Myelin helmet is made from 50 per cent recycled materials. It incorporates a shell made from woven recycled fabric and is assembled without using adhesives. POC says strategically placed fasteners ensure the helmet’s integrity and avoid the use of adhesives or lamination.

The fasteners can be cut apart at end of the helmet’s life and the component parts can then be separated. POC says that’s something that anyone can do using tools available at home, so the owner can then recycle the parts without needing a specialist recycling facility.

Despite its novel construction, the Myelin passes the relevant helmet safety standards across all jurisdictions. Better for the planet

POC says its big idea with the Myelin is “to use our planet’s resources respectfully, to take inspiration from a circular economy approach and to lead from the front with new ideas and innovations”.

It’s an example of what POC calls its “whole helmet concept”, where the brand has designed each part of the helmet to enhance the whole.Apart from the shell, other recycled parts used in […]

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