Lamps made from litter by Brunno Jahara

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These intriguing functional works of art are made from litter collected by the National Recycling Group in São Paulo, Brazil. Brunno Jahara is the talent behind the vividly coloured lamps and vessels which he produced in 2012. His aim was to draw attention to the amount of plastic debris that ends up in the ocean, contaminating the wildlife. The pieces were made from discarded cleaning product containers and drinks bottle caps. Jahara says, “We hope that humankind will find a real solution in the next generation to extinguish polluting elements from our industries, and that plastics, as we know today, will be reduced to a rare collector’s item.”

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Images via Brunno Jahara

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).