Recycling: Worn-Out Books Given Second Life as Plant Boxes
Growingbooks is an initiative started by Australians Jeremy Ward and Luke Hallaways that upcycles out-of-use books into charming home décor in the form of succulent planters. Simple and stylish, the company places cacti and other similar plants into the center of hardcover books, providing purpose for an otherwise unwanted item.
These literary-inspired planters started as a gift idea for a family member, and have since evolved into a small business catering to farmer’s markets, local stores around Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia, and an online market.
More Book Recycling
Nova Scotia Sustainability Center Gives New Life to Library Discards (LJ; November 3, 2014)
Demo Project is Turning Dalhousie University’s Unwanted Library Books into Building Materials (September 3, 2014)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.