Women’s bra has always fuelled men’s imagination! But how many have thought that it hides under it an explosive mine of alternative fuel? As in many other inventions, the Japanese take the cake for this discovery also.We’ve seen Japanese bras that can grow rice, pressure men to propose, double as a golf green, and even offer messages of support in a crisis.
Now Japanese bra-makers are turning their underwear into an alternative fuel.Converted into fuel, these bras are powering boilers and generators.Triumph International and Wacoal have been collecting used bras from customers and turning the raw materials, minus the metal, into refuse paper and plastic fuel (RPF), which is used to power industrial boilers and power generators.
The two companies have gleaned nearly 380,000 bras and generated about 32 tons of RPF over the last few years.Besides recycling bras in Japan, Wacoal has been collecting bras from its stores in Taiwan also.
Japan RPF Association says that RPF costs a third to a fourth the price of coal, and has a comparable combustion efficiency.The fuel can be made from numerous post-consumer materials, including laminated paper, film, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), commonly used in drink bottles.But, apart from helping to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the bra-recycling program may have a social benefit.
Many Japanese women are reluctant to toss out their old bras because they’re “concerned about their underwear being stolen by perverts.”We can hope that this uplifting fit of all women all over the world will fuel more men’s imagination and will pave the way for their better tapping of the hidden powers of this all-embracing attire. Let’s stop under-estimating the powers of this underwear.
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