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Upcycled Bottle Lamps

This Chic Ceiling Lamp is Made Using Recycled Plastic Bottles

— May 12, 2014 — Art & Design
If you're looking for an interesting ceiling lamp to spruce up your kitchen, living room or bedroom decor, why not invest in these stylishly upcycled PET lamps that are made from refurbished plastic bottles?

Not only are these PET lamps incredibly colorful, stylish and minimal, they are also environmentally friendly. Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón created these quirky recycled lamps using several colorful plastic bottles. Each bottle is re-melted and shaped into a long, skinny plastic strip. The strips are then woven together with beautiful sheets of wicker to create rustic lamp shades. The PET lamps vary in shape, style, size and color depending on what kinds of plastic bottles are used. You can hang these gorgeous ceiling lamps anywhere in your home and feel good that you helped keep several plastic bottles out of landfills.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling - Opportunity for businesses to create innovative products by repurposing waste materials.
2. Eco-friendly Decor - Growing demand for environmentally friendly home furnishings, offering a market for sustainable designs.
3. Circular Economy - Potential for businesses to participate in closed-loop systems by using recycled materials in their production process.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - The home decor industry can explore sustainable design options and upcycled materials to meet consumer preferences.
2. Plastic Recycling - The plastic recycling industry can collaborate with designers to transform plastic waste into innovative and stylish products.
3. Lighting - The lighting industry can incorporate recycled materials and eco-friendly designs to cater to environmentally conscious consumers.
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