Thursday, 3 October 2013
Recycled Goods: Plastic Bottle Ceiling Light
I'm always impressed by people and companies that can turn trash into treasure. Imagine how much stuff we could save from landfills if we only knew what to do with them after they have served their initial purpose. Take plastic bottles for example, the world is overrun with them, wouldn't it be great if it was mandatory that people recycle their bottles?
Every now and again, I'm going to feature recycled goods being made and sold by people out there in the world wide web. This week, it's the amazing work of Sarah Turner of Eco Art & Design in the UK. She collects plastic bottles from local cafes and households, cleans and sandblasts each bottle to give them an opaque look, then hand cuts and sculpts them into decorative forms. The waste bottles are totally transformed and it’s almost impossible to tell what they originated from.
I'm loving this turquoise light feature she made out of thirty plastic 1.5 litre Coca Cola bottles. Check out her Etsy store, she has many other designs to choose from if you don't fancy this one, though I can't imagine why you wouldn't. The best part is, 30 bottles are kept out of the landfill or out of our lakes, which is always a huge selling point in my books.