lucy norman: recycled book chandelier
Lucy Norman's 'Light Reading' is a smart chandelier made with repurposed books.
More books continue to be printed every year, while many are taken to charity shops, they mostly go unsold and hundreds of thousands are sent to landfills. For example 10,000 books a week from one charity will go to waste.
There is currently no infrastructure set up to recycle the paper from books because the paper is low grade and the glue on the spine must be removed.
Nice save Lucy!