Paper Pulp Helmet

Published on July 10, 2013

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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.

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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.

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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

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