Gallery: Bottle Charger Turns a Plastic Bottle into an Off-Grid Cell Ph...


A group of designers in Nairobi, Kenya have created a way to charge your cell phone with green energy while recycling a plastic bottle! The Bottle Charger transforms any used plastic soda or water bottle into a 5 watt charger capable of powering a smart phone. Simply add boiling water and the miniature Blackbeard Unidirectional Constant Turbine (B.U.C.T.) creates electricity with the rise and fall of temperature, charging your phone while creating a mini science lab right on your kitchen counter.

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  1. Paul Russell July 6, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Great idea but I still think that BioLite because not only does it produce electricity to charge, in this case, a phone, it burns wood cleaner and more efficiently meaning that less wood is needed and less smoke, carbon monoxide and other pollutants are produced

  2. Wahyuapokilov Imaji March 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    how to make it?

  3. CellSeattle March 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I love to see this kind of innovation! I’m encouraged by the sustainable options we will be leaving behind for our next generation of thinkers & consumers. Keep up the great work!

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