While we've managed to pare down many of the collections of our youth, we're somehow unable to part with our vinyl, despite the space it takes up and the fact that our record player remains unused in a closet while we find the right spot for it. But perhaps there's a company to save us from ourselves — Vinylux recycles records into housewares and will even create custom pieces from your own albums.Vinylux was founded by RISD grad Jeff Davis with the aim of creatively repurposing materials that would eventually be thrown away. Their creations include bowls, coasters, clocks, mirrors, frames and more. Any scrap material left over after making their products is sent to industrial recyclers, though most of the albums are used including the covers which are turned into notecards and sketchbooks.
See Vinylux's entire product line and find out where to buy on their website, www.vinylux.net.
From the Vinylux website:
Our mission: active participation in the green revolution.
While literally billions of LPs still exist in the world, most will soon become garbage. Vinylux harvests obsolete piles of records and gives new life to this neglected, but not forgotten, material. Over the past 5 years, we have recycled about 400,000 records - about 120,000 pounds of vinyl and cardboard.