You have to see these 3D-printed lampshades made from recycled plastic

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You have to see these 3D-printed lampshades made from recycled plastic

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the state of climate emergency that our planet is currently in. While we can’t all be Greta Thunberg, more of us are trying to do our part in helping the planet, whether it be by avoiding fast fashion, sorting our garbage, and now, swapping out our light fixtures for a recycled alternative.

That’s right! London-based lighting company Plumen has joined forces with 3D-printing specialist Batch.works to create a range of lampshades for its LED bulbs that are printed using recycled plastic.

Using plastic recycled from water bottles, fridges and other forms of plastic pollution, the shades are 3D-printed in Batch.works’ East London workshop and were designed to confront issues associated with waste plastic.

Each product is printed on demand in order to reduce the amount of waste produced. And that’s not all - lampshades can be returned to the manufacturer to be recycled at the end of their lifespan.

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