In the face of growing environmental concerns, plastic remains widely used due to its affordability and durability. LightArt’s Ocean Coil pendant lamp collection showcases how repurposing plastic can provide a compelling solution. These 3D-printed sustainable and elegant pendant lamps are made from 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic. They show the potential of transforming waste into beauty while promoting sustainability.
Despite the numerous campaigns raising concerns about its detrimental effects on the environment, plastic continues to be extensively utilized for a reason. They are affordable to produce, reasonably sturdy, and highly resilient. The problem with this material becomes evident when it ends up in oceans and other water bodies. Although eliminating the use of plastic entirely would be the perfect solution, it is not practical or achievable in the near future. Besides reducing our reliance on harmful materials, we can now repurpose plastic and use it in ways that were not originally intended.
The collection of Ocean Coil pendant lamps made from ocean plastic is not only about recycling plastic. The lamps exhibit remarkable craftsmanship, particularly in their resemblance to meticulously handcrafted pottery. Their elegant appearance is precisely the reason why people couldn’t suspect they were essentially constructed from waste materials. The lamps demonstrate that products made from virgin plastic and those crafted from recycled materials can be equally exceptional without any notable distinction between them.
Plastic have the ability to serve as the building blocks for various other products. As an illustration, consider these marvelous pendant lamps. They not only repurpose the discarded waste found in the ocean, but also metamorphose them into stunning ornamental fixtures that perfectly beautify your home. The new and enhanced Coil Collection by LightArt, now featuring three captivating pendant shapes sourced from the depths of the ocean. With both small and large sizes available, designers can now enjoy a unique level of versatility.
We are often told to reuse or recycle plastic, but the reality is that there are limitations to what can be done with used plastic products without significant changes. Breaking down plastic into new usable material requires a significant amount of energy. The Coil Collection is one of the products through which LightArt brings sustainable 3D printed lamps. It features a cord that is completely free of PVC and hardware that is finished with TGIC-free powder coating, both sourced from the ocean.
However, this process provides greater flexibility in terms of what can be created, especially with the advancements in 3D printing technology. For instance, pendant lamps by LightArt utilize 100% recycled polypropylene plastic. The plastic is transformed into pellets and subsequently used as raw material in 3D printing machines. While the process mentioned is a simplified version, it is crucial to note that various types of plastic yield distinct properties.
The Seagrass, one of the 3D-printed sustainable and elegant pendant lamps, has a green color that comes from plastic materials found near the shore, like fishing nets, trawls, and ropes. The Sea Foam set is made with ocean-bound plastic bags and water bottles, giving it a creamy tone without any additional coloring. The Sea Foam pendant is available in two different sizes: 6 inches and 7.5 inches in diameter. The dimensions of the seagrass are 7.5 inches in diameter and 16 inches in height.
Oceanworks® supplies materials to LightArt and other companies. They specialize in retrieving plastic from the oceans in order to help reduce carbon footprint. They focus on sustainability and transparency as shared values with their clients. Oceanworks collaborates with reputable suppliers who adhere to international standards for business, environmental, and fair labor practices.
Together, they collect plastic materials that are free from contamination to create innovative and sustainable new products. The organization obtains plastic from a diverse range of sources, including post-industrial waste as well as plastic that have ended up deep in the ocean.
By targeting all areas of impact on land and sea, they ensure that they are comprehensively addressing the problem of plastic waste. The Coil Collection uses plastic that was not properly handled and ended up in the ocean within 31 miles of the coastline. They also collect plastic debris that is found near the shore.
Every year, around 8 million metric tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. The Coil pendant is a beautiful light fixture that uses one pound of this ocean plastic in its design. These pendants have a significant impact on ocean cleanliness. Oceanworks’ decision to make information and material certifications available to the public aligns perfectly with LightArt’s Align initiative, which is dedicated to promoting sustainability through three key areas: people, product, and planet.
Undoubtedly, the transformation of recycled plastic into sustainable products is no easy task, at least for now. Certainly, there is ample opportunity for improvement, particularly in reducing the energy and water demands involved in transforming plastic into viable pellets. Research is needed to improve the handling of this new material. The Ocean Coil pendant lamp collection proves that this journey is truly worth it.