Paper Pulp Helmet

Published on July 10, 2013


A low cost, recyclable, bicycle helmet for use in conjunction with the London Bicycle Hire Scheme. Manufactured from waste newspapers that circulate the London transport network.


Newspapers are collected and blended with water to create a pulp. No bleaching or adhesive is added although an organic and food safe additive is also combined that ensures the helmets water resistance for up to 6 hours of rain. Natural pigments to communicate helmet size is also added.


Helmets are intended for short periods of use and can be disposed of back into waste system. The helmet and strap are fully recyclable and can be re-pulped into a new helmet without any degradation of the material.

Designed by Bobby Petersen, Tom Gottelier and Edward Thomas

Paper Pulp Helmet


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