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Concept is simple, catch the dripping wax from burning candle to form a new one.

Regenerative, renewable, repurpose, re-anything and leave a smaller footprint you would think is good for society and earth, right?  Then why isn’t something as simple as what Benjamin Shine has made been carried in retail stores or taught in any classes?

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Begs one to wonder, since regenerative/repurpose designs like what Benjamin has come up with is so logical, why has society chosen to educate us to continually consume earth’s resources *”manufactured our of the bones of a dying world”?

 

Contact Benjamin Shine his site might be down due to the overwhelming traffic.  Please be patient.

 

 

*Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the culture engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.” – Terence McKenna, Author.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_McKenna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memetic_engineering


  1. Clement Tay says:

    Any idea where i can get this product?

  2. Someone who initially thought it was brilliant too says:

    The wig will burn out and the candle wax isn’t exactly reusable because the fire it is the source of energy for the fire and is bound to be burned out if you just leave the candle burning

  3. good idea. says:

    So yeah, this is a great idea, although I am curious how the wick at the top doesnt get burned by the previous candle. I’m guessing the second wick is already in the base, and the 1st wick ends at a metal stopper?

    Ignore the person above me. Wax doesn’t provide any ‘energy’ for the fire, and old wax is frequently re-used for candles by many, many people. The fire burns the wick, and the wax just limits the speed at which it burns (and it hold the wick up). I am surprised anyone thought wax fed flames when it actually inhibits them (pouring wax on a flame can extinguish it).

  4. bad idea says:

    you are wrong. the wax is the rule, the wick is that, a wick. know what you are talking about before posting. google ‘how do candles work’ at least.

    dummy.

  5. bad idea says:

    sp .. the was is the fuel.

  6. bad idea says:

    i give up.

  7. manekochan says:

    Wax is consumed as it burns. While there may be drippings or a small amount of wax left over, unless he is using a special kind of wax, you wouldn’t have the entire candle left again.
    “For a candle to burn, a heat source (commonly a naked flame) is used to light the candle’s wick, which melts and vaporizes a small amount of fuel, the wax. Once vaporized, the fuel combines with oxygen in the atmosphere to form a flame. This flame provides sufficient heat to keep the candle burning via a self-sustaining chain of events: the heat of the flame melts the top of the mass of solid fuel; the liquefied fuel then moves upward through the wick via capillary action; the liquefied fuel finally vaporizes to burn within the candle’s flame.

    As the mass of solid fuel is melted and consumed, the candle grows shorter. “

  8. Martin says:

    It doesn’t take a genius to see that the second candle DOES work. When you burn a candle, a lot of the wax melts and drips down because it’s hot, but it’s never burnt to the point where it’s gone (or unusable). This design repurposes that into a usable candle. Of course, it’s going to be smaller (shorter in this case) because some wax is burnt and gone…

    Think before you write.

  9. Nathan says:

    Wax evaporates. If you have wax dripping away, it means your candle is not maximizing its waxe use.
    http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingsworkfaqs/f/candlewax.htm
    “As long as the wax doesn’t melt away from the flame, the flame will consume it completely and leave no ash or wax residue.”
    This is what happens in simple candles such as (http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/29992_PE117779_S5.jpg).
    This concept has nothing special, it’s using a badly designed candle and allowing you to re-use the waste.
    But the better idea (which HAS been around for thousands of years) is to let the candle burn the entire wax, and not let it melt away.

  10. seb says:

    really? guys?
    We’ve been recycling wax candle since the creation of candle. Nothing new there. Ok I give you the fact that it recycles it automatically but …
    What is the purpose really?
    Is it to burn all the wax? Just put your candle in a small glass or any kind of container that can closely contain it and the candle will burn all the wax, it will last way longer, it will be sheltered from the wind and you will be able to reuse it.

  11. Bob says:

    It seems that the author of this article believes the candle can burn perpetually, when all that would happen is that you would be able to recuperate the unused wax and use it again with a new wick.

    Why not just use an oil lamp?

    If you need fire, you’re kind of going to need fuel.

  12. John says:

    This is one of the dumbest products ever and the photos obviously do not show the whole picture. A candle that size is not going to leave that much waste wax to make a nearly identical candle. And unless the base is heated with an outside source you will just end up with clump wax bits – not a ready-to-go candle. As wax is the fuel for any candle you may need 10 or 20 candles to get enough waste wax to make another.

    This is a hoax at worst and a joke at best.

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