Beautiful zero waste lamp is built from its own packaging

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Millions of tonnes of waste packaging wind up in landfill each year, presenting a serious environmental concern. Some manufacturers have taken pains to reduce their impact – Apple for instance, are renowned for their compact, stylish packaging. Others have made packaging a virtue: one Australian company encourages buyers to use their packaging as furniture, while a Brazilian fast-food chain uses edible wrappers on its food to reduce waste. Now, Dutch design studio Waarmakers have created a waste-free lamp. For the R16 – a cardboard ceiling light – the packaging is a fundamental component of the product, meaning that nothing is…

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