Saturday, 2 June 2018

Re-using water & air filled plastic bottles in a Polypropylene Woven Tube to wrap around a tree as an impact absorbing crash barrier

Re-using water & air filled plastic bottles in a Polypropylene Woven Tube to wrap around a tree as a crash barrier / impact absorber.

A new idea from Paul Ridley . Cabinz project

360mm Woven Polypropylene Tubing (1000m roll) can be bought for £310  Here
so price is 30p a mtr

Empty used plastic bottles , preferably 2 ltr type are filled with water , air or polystyrene chippings and inserted into the tube (exact position to be determined )

Perhaps with tops poking out the top through the pp tube weave so they can be filled with water on site . Lids being replaced & poss glued on .

Bottles could be fastened in place with stitching or cable ties  

The tube should be in a bark  / green moss colour to blend in with tree.

The tube is wrapped around tree or lamp post / telegraph pole e/ along brick wall etc to the desired thickness of protection, then ends fastened in place.

This idea has not been tested or prototyped as yet

'Killer' Trees Collisions with trees account for 1 in 12 road deaths 

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