Eco-Brolly: Is It an Umbrella Or Not?
Is it an umbrella, or is it not? That was the question on my mind when I discovered the Eco-Brolly.
I think I can say that it is a quasi umbrella - that is only half an umbrella, a skeleton. Designed by Shiu Yuk Yuen , it is a ‘green' design, created to help protect the environment.
This is how it works...when it starts to rain, simply unscrew the top, push a newspaper onto it, and replace the screw.
Voila! There is a makeshift barrier between you and the raindrops. As I read somewhere, "It is pocket size, lightweight aluminium, suitable for Britain, where the weather is unpredictable, especially for Central Londoners, where free newspaper is available."
My only doubt/question is-- what happens if you cannot find a newspaper?
I think, then you just get wet...