during the many lockdowns of COVID-19, online shopping has become increasingly more popular, resulting in more packaging being thrown into the bin. i wanted to put this waste to good use, so i collected packaging from neighbours, friends and family to repurpose into books. using 100% recycled and sustainably sourced materials, including craft paper, tape, jute and ink, i produced a variety of books to people’s request, including notebooks, recipe books, wine tasting journals and photo albums.
my goal with this ongoing project is to reduce domestic waste, now more than ever with social distancing guidelines affecting the physical shopping experience and ever-increasing access to online commerce. i aim to prove that upcycling and repurposing waste is not only easy and fun, but also cost effective and rewarding.