Lamps made from recycled plastic bottles that have a 700yr life expectancy

June 11th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, June 11 (ANI): A pair of artist-designer sisters has created art quality lighting fixtures from recycled plastic bottles, household plastic containers and recycled scrap metal.

Reta and Vana Howell say that each of the fixtures they have created contains 30 to 55 plastic water bottles, depending on size and shape.

They have revealed that they harden the plastic materials using call the THISs secret fusion process so as to give it the appearance of glass.

According to them, except for the electrical parts of the fixtures, each of them has a life expectancy of 700 years.

Each lamp come with a 13 watt CFL bulb, and has a cord for hard wiring.

Reta and Vana recycle every part of the plastic bottles used in their designs, reports the Environmental News Network.

They have revealed that, presently, there are five versions of the lights for sale, ranging from 325 to 425 dollars.

A 100-dollar discount is being offered to those sending the sisters 72 recycled plastic bottles. (ANI)

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