Recycled Plastic Flatware is Used to Create Modern Lighting Fixtures – Waste Not


Taking your personal flatware to a fast food restaurant may be cause for curious stares, as well as being just downright inconvenient. The student designers who form BVD (Black Valley Design) Collective have a solution: they repurpose recycled plastic flatware to create stunningly beautiful modern lighting fixtures. Waste Not is an appropriate moniker for this after-school student project that reflects the groups ingenuity and resourcefulness as well as a clean, modern design aesthetic.


The students, with assistance from their professor, unabashedly dive into trash receptacles to salvage materials that have another life ahead of them. The BVD Collective hopes that their remarkable efforts will inspire larger companies to consider recycling options.