Owing to the ever-increasing environmental concerns, the eco-conscious minds are trying to go green in every possible way. For the last few decades, the use of recycled products is increasing at a swift pace. This is a positive indication for the future. Sooner or later, the materials that we use for our products would become scarce. Moreover, it is high time that we discourage materials like plastics which severely affect the environment. Therefore, even when it comes to day-to-day products, we should try switching to green products.
15 Stunningly green products made using recycled paper
The best way to treat waste paper is to make recycled paper products. You will find number of recycled paper products today. Here is a list of some cool paper recycled products.
1. Colorful, all-purpose bowl
Made out of newspaper, this trendy, stylish and eco-friendly jewelry box is a must-have for all those accessory freaks out there. This bowl is 4 inch long and 15 inch wide and is perfect to store all your valuables such as bangles, earrings necklaces etc. The bowl is multipurpose and can be used for several other things as well.
2. TAU speakers
An innovation of Andrej Cverha from Hangar Design Force, these speakers are made of papers and thus are completely eco-friendly. The speakers have excellent sound quality and wires hidden under their design. These stylish speakers can change the appearance of anyone’s home.
3. Traditional copper vases
Designer David Keller has created a limited edition range of eco-friendly vases made of traditional copper pots and recycled paper. He calls his collection âDigested Urbanizmâ, and intends to show the rich culture and heritage of the the city of Jerusalem, the home town of the designer. The vases are very pretty and the designer has used the perfect combination of textured paper for the exterior and copper for the interior.
4. Fuller Paper Palace
The Fuller Paper Palace one has been created by Barry J. Fuller and uses 7 tons of recycled waste paper. Fuller created a building material called papercrete out of paper, crushed glass, clay, fly ash and cardboard and used this material to construct this building. The paper building is also very energy efficient as its construction design only uses the minimum requirement of energy.
5. Recycled paper boat by Chinese student
Everyone has played with tiny self made boats as a child. However, Wang Luyao, wanted to carry on this passion into adulthood and hence created a life size, completely usable, eco-friendly boat made of paper. The boat weighs 45 kg, is 1.9 meter wide, 1.2 meter wide and can row just like any other boat.
6. Recycled Comic Book Necklace
How about a comical necklace? Well, this necklace is made out of Betty and Veronica comics and it demonstrates an eco-friendly way of looking good. This trendy necklace is retailed at $21 and can be worn over all sorts of clothing.
7. Paperstone Kitchen
Paperstone is nothing but a type of paper that is made with 100% petroleum-free, phenolic resins. It is an idea that is catching up fast and designer Alessio Bassan has used this idea to design a modern and unique kitchen. The kitchen has all the modern facilities that one needs and is also eco-friendly thus sending out an important green message.
8. Eco Accessories by Mingus Designs
Mingus Designs has made these super cute pouches, bags, t-shirts etc using recycled paper. They have also created brooches using vegan materials and upcycled leather. The products are extremely usable and cute while being green and environment conscious at the same time.
9. Life sustainable water container
Life is a safe water container made out of recycled paper. These water bottles have a very simple design and have absolutely no harmful effects on the water inside. The bottles were designed to reduce the use of plastic, a material used in the packaging of most mineral water bottles.
10. Newspaper wood by Dutch designer
Mieke Meijer has developed the idea of creating wood out of recycled paper using new and latest techniques. The paper is made hard through recycling and then special machines are used to roll them tightly so that they take the shape of wood tabloids.
11. Wall House
The Swiss company Wall AG has manufactured this budgeted, durable and prefab house from recycled paper and cardboard.
The house called the Universal World House occupies an area of 390 square feet and weighs about 1,763 pounds. The house makes complete use of natural day light and ventilation as the walls open up at any time. This prefab dwelling comes with basic housing needs like plumbing, beds and more.
It can provide a quick shelter for the homeless and serve as temporary home for people affected by natural calamities.
12. Mingus Designs eco-friendly accessories
Mingus designs, is a small independent firm based in Melbourne, Australia, that has been creating textile and paper goods like sustainable purses, pencil cases, cards, notebooks etc. since 2007. These accessories consist of sustainable and all natural materials like hemp, organic cotton, and linen. With the aim to minimize waste and make negligible use of new resources and energy, recycled paper is used to create elegant illustrated greeting cards. The designs are first hand printed on the fabrics and then woven into bags and purses.
As every product in the studio is handmade and are fewer in quantity, there is less material that goes to the waste stream. On top of that, all products that are manufactured in the studio are powered by 100 percent green energy leaving the designers satisfied with ajob well done.
13. Recycled Comic Book Necklace
There was a time when kids used to enjoy reading comic books but now the cartoon characters on television or video-games are what keeps them occupied. But as the environmental awareness is rising, people are getting more concerned are looking for ways to reuse these comic books and create cool products out of them. Jewelry items such as a necklace, can be created out of recycled paper mache. This recycled comic book necklace is a cool work of art that you can wear in style.
14. Guest Room Chair
Many creative people have come up with different ideas of building something good and unique out of recycled paper. This unique and innovative armchair which is also comfortable to relax on consists of old recycled newspapers. The Newspaper Armchair doesn’t const much and can be a perfectly remarkable furniture piece for your porch or guest room
15. Eco-hip recycled newspaper bag
These unique and stylish handbags consist totally of recycled newspapers. These incredibly trendy bags are popular among women who want to make a green fashion statement. The bags are made by using handwoven techniques. In addition, they consist of all sort of natural and sustainable material like organic cotton, jute, and recycled paper. The bags come in five different sizes and they have a natural water- resistant protection. Different zippers or magnetic snap closures give the bags a contemporary appearance.