Water-resistant head gear can be recycled after use.

A new type of bike helmet has been created for use in conjunction with the London Bicycle Hire Scheme. It’s low-cost, recyclable, and made entirely from waste newspapers that circulate the London transport network.

Collected newspapers are blended with water to create a pulp – an organic and food safe additive is also added that allows the helmet to resist the effects of rain for up to 6 hours. Other natural pigments are also added to help tell one size apart from another.

The design was created by a group of Royal College of Art graduates: Tom Gottelier, Bobby Petersen and Ed Thomas.

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