These DIY lamps are fun to look at and serve a twofold purpose by changing attitudes about recycling while helping to alleviate the volume of trash in landfills. Ed Chew is the designer behind the impressive lamps made out of discarded drink packets which cast a beautiful shadow on surrounding space.
Chew achieves this by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections. He then pieces them together to form a geodesic sphere. The lamps look as though they came out of a Pier 1 magazine, but they’re not. The best part about them is that you can make them on your own without a hefty price tag.
“Packet drinks are one of the most favored soft drinks among Malaysians. We just love sipping packet drinks wherever we go and never actually bother about the thousands of boxes we discarded off after each quench, despite knowing the fact that landfills across our country are bursting at the seams.
Perhaps, it’s about time we adopt a paradigm shift in our attitudes towards making this world a better place. As for me, here’s a little GREEN step I am taking to help reducing the amount of waste going to landfills.Introducing TetraBox Lamp. You will never look at empty packet drinks the same way again!”
The end result
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