If Lexmark’s recycler is able to recycle Lexmark ink and toner cartridges to pens, Epson’s recycler has found another way to recycle discarded Epson ink cartridges: turn them to lamps and chandeliers.
Shops in Durham, North Carolina are now selling lamps and chandeliers made from Epson ink cartridges. These are manufactured by LowellAndLouise and boxlightbox, both located in the area. They make use of different colors available to create ambient lighting that will suit the preferences of customers. For example, ink cartridge colors used to provide light include matte black, cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, yellow, light black and very light black.
The manufacturers recycle Epson ink cartridges by scrubbing them clean of residues, drilling holes to drain the ink and putting wires inside to power it.
All lamps and chandeliers are fully functional and wired to provide ambient light. Also available are single lamps, box pendants and eight-cartridge chandeliers that can be hanged at homes or in offices.