I always thought that empty drink packets very ugly, useless and deserved nothing better than a landfill. I would have never believed that they could look extremely beautiful, until I saw it with my own eyes. The magician doing this impossible trick of converting something worthless into something extraordinary is Ed Chew. This Malaysia- based designer has transformed waste drink packets into exquisite lamps that will throw new life into your living space. Dubbed the “TetraBox lamp”, this lamp is made from discarded drink packets. Not only are they aesthetically-appealing, but is also a way to divert waste drink packets from landfills.
How is the TetraBox lamp created?
Ed Chew first collects discarded drink packets, which is the raw material for this innovative creation. Then he begins the procedure with the unfolding of the packets, after which they are refolded into hexagonal and pentagonal sections. These sections are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. You could use an energy-efficient CFL to add that extra greenness to it.
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.
TetraBox lamps are one-of-a-kind pieces that are simply irresistible. After seeing their beautiful designs and shapes, you would want them to grace you dwelling. These attractive overhead lights create a great ambiance with the light penetrating through the folded drink packets, casting an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding walls.