And then there was light...

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And then there was light...

Wow! These beautiful PETlamps caught our eye. Psychologist and activist Hélène Le Drogou is concerned about the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon and decided to do something about it. The result? These cheerful lamps!

Together with designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón and talented textile artisans from Cauca she started making these wonderful PET lamps out of plastic waste.

Hélène: "I could see that the pollution generated by the plastic bottles that we use every day is a problem that affects us on a global level. Therefor I decided to develop a project that would provide answers, from a design viewpoint, to this global issue."

Do you want to take action yourself against the plastic pollution worldwide? Check out the the Plastic Soup Foundation and see what you can do. 

Oh, and here you can buy your favourite PETlamp!