Recycled – for comfort
Saw this charpayee, in a dhaba on the Delhi Jaipur highway. The thing which makes it different is that traditionally ropes are used, while in this case stripped pieces of a conveyor belt has been used. The guy there told me that this comes at Rs. 30 per kg which is almost half of the ropes. And this also has a springy quality which makes it preferable to rope. And it is much more durable.
I see such innovations happening not in big companies but at the roadside tea stall, or the local mechanic. Makes me glad :).