Rhapsody Lamp Recycles Hundreds of Plastic Bottles Into a Spectacular Display of Light by Reta & Vana Howell
To create their Rhapsody Lamp, sibling team Reta and Vana Howell rescued a bounty of plastic materials from local businesses, friends and neighbors as the basis for their design. The plastics they collected were put through a special process that results in a glass-like appearance and feel. Depending on size, each light consists of 300 to 800 plastic bottles used in their entirety -- the team made it a point to not return anything to the landfill. When the lamp is illuminated, the result is a truly enlightening display of modern and functional art, highlighting the importance of recycling, reducing and reusing.