Here’s a nifty idea for eco friendly beach fun, a collapsible cooler made out of cardboard.
The idea is simple. Take cardboard and add in a reusable waterproof coating, this makes for a lightweight and eco friendly way to carry drinks and keep them cold for hours.
Composed of 70 percent recycled cardboard, the Cascades ThermaFresh recycled cardboard picnic cooler is lined with a waterproof coating that makes it both weatherproof and reusable. Cooling performance, meanwhile, is on par with what styrofoam coolers offer. At an ambient temperature of 25° C with two bags of ice, for example, the Cascades ThermaFresh cooler keeps contents at 5° C for 36 hours, the company says. Perhaps best of all, however, is that the unit can be fully recycled at the end of its useful life.