January 28, 2022

Recycling: Worn-Out Books Given Second Life as Plant Boxes

From PFSK:

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.

Read the Complete Article, View Video from Growingbooks

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)
Includes video.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.