Dyson DC02 Recyclone

Description

In 1995 Dyson launched the Recyclone, a vacuum cleaner made entirely of recycled plastics. Initially the cleaners were made from waste materials of the DC01 and DC02 manufacturing process with a brand new motor, bin and electrical components. It was intended that end-of-life Dyson vacuum cleaners would be collected and the plastics parts separated into the different polymer types, cleaned, granulated, dyed and then moulded into new parts for the Recyclone DC02. One year's production was hoped to recover 30 tonnes of plastics from landfill. Unfortunately the concept was ahead of its time and failed to capture consumer interest so only a few hundred were ever made. This example dates to 1997, is unused and comes complete with its original box. Refer AIBDC : 003023 and 009268 for the DC01 model, AIBDC : 003022 for the original DC02 and AIBDC : 005963 for a DC24.
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Inscriptions

printed: "Recyclone. Hepa filter. Bactiguard screen. DC02 Recyclone." (body)

Object number

AIBDC : 009269

Date

1997

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Dimensions
Width
300mm
Height
360mm
Length
510mm

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