Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Recycling for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Several members of BEST like making books with reclaimed and repurposed materials. If you need some ideas to get started on the path to making eco friendly journals, have a look through these.

Upcycled Tea Box Journal
by UsefulBooks
Price $14
Cover made from an Arizona Pomegranate Acai Tea box, reinforced with chip board and tyvek for strength.

Recycled Plastic Bag Memo Books
by Arrrt
Set of 3, $10
The covers are a material that was made by fusing and dyeing plastic shopping bags. Creates a materials that is waterproof and rugged.

Cardboard Journals
by MyHandboundBooks
Set of 2, $14
Made from cardboard scraps, each containing 10 cardboard sheets and covered with paste paper on the covers.

Jotter Notebooks
by ComfortableShoes
Set of 6, $7.99
Cover is made from a discarded advertising poster that was coated with vinyl.

Bike Inner Tube Book
by PalePink
Price $29
The cover is made from a bicycle tire inner tube that has been reinforced to make a sturdy cover, and includes an elastic closure.

Journal Das goldene Kochbuch
by Buechertiger
Price $28
The covers are salvaged from a 1970s cookbook to make this lined journal, which also contains a few photo pages from the original cookbook.

South America Blank Journal
by ConduitPress
Price $15
This books is covered with an upcycled map, and the pages in this book are 50% sugar cane, 30% post consumer, and 20% recycled fiber (so no new trees were used).

Old Mail Recycled Journal
by MyHandboundBooks
Price $20
The covers are scraps of mat board and all the pages are previously used envelopes and other materials that have been through the postal system.

Bamboo Miniature Book
by KupoKiley
Price $7.50
The covers are made with a couple discarded wood blocks, covered with the bamboo paper to make a chunky little book.

Find lots more examples of recycled, upcycled, repurposed books by visiting Etsy and searching for our items, using terms such as:
bookbindingteam recycled book

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