This Initiative Gives Succulents a New Chapter by Recycling Old Books

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 27, 2014
References: growingbooks.bigcartel & psfk
By recycling old books, this initiative is turning worn out literature into pretty planters. Conceived by Australians Luke Hallaways and Jeremy Ward, Growingbooks gives succulents a second chance while also reducing waste.

People often have a difficult time getting rid of books, especially if they are literally falling apart. The simplistic design involves cutting a hole in the center of the tomes and placing a cactus or similar plant inside. In this way, charming home decor can be created by recycling old books.

Within Australia Growingbooks sells DIY kits so you can make your own planters. The duo have also established a business by sourcing books locally, creating the planters themselves and selling them as gifts with a burgeoning online market.