Project recycles office chairs into backpacks and bicycle panniers

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A project design student has come up with a unique way to recycle the parts of office chairs that traditionally end up thrown away. Thomas Howell-Jones, a student at Birmingham City University, has created Rest, a new product that transforms the backrests of office chairs into bags. Every year over 810,000 office chairs are thrown away in the UK alone. While it's easier to recycle some of the small parts of the chairs, a lot of the bulkier elements end up in landfill sites. In order to reduce that waste, Thomas examined the larger parts to see how they could…

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