With the aim to reduce waste from disposable umbrellas in Japan, designer Kam Leang decided to design Renkasa Umbrella that will definitely prevent users from tossing it off to landfills. The designer has decided to associate the umbrella with daily events and monetary value.
The idea was to create an umbrella that can be sourced from a vending machine at a certain amount for deposit. When done using, users can return the umbrella and get a portion of their deposit amount as money back. When the umbrella has been returned to the vendo machine, it will then be sent back to the store for repair and recycling and back to the vendo machine for the users to rent. The green feature of this stylish umbrella does not end with its being a recyclable one. It is also made of recycled PET bottles that are highly abundant in almost all cities on earth.
Source: Kam Leang