Bike Helmet Made From Recycled Newspaper [Video]

Bike Helmet Made From Recycled Newspaper [Video]
Arts & Culture

Water-resistant head gear can be recycled after use.

Ross Brooks
  • 1 july 2013

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 GottelierBobby Petersen and Ed Thomas.

The helmets were created for short periods of use and can be disposed of afterwards – they will simply be used to create a new helment further down the line.

Find out more about these amazing helmets by watching the video:

Paper Pulp Helmet from Bobby Petersen on Vimeo.

Paper Pulp Helmet

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