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Sarah Turner is an award winning eco artist & designer making beautiful products from waste materials.

Specialising in making decorative lighting from waste plastic drinks bottles, she reincarnates this waste material into a new life.

All the bottles are collected locally from cafes and households. Each bottle is then cleaned and sandblasted to give the opaque look then hand cut and sculpted into decorative forms. The waste bottles are totally transformed and it’s almost impossible to tell what they originated from.

Discarded plastic is such a huge environmental problem and only a small amount of plastic drinks bottle are recycled in the UK. So these lights aim to do something creative with them and overall save a few bottles from the landfill sites…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 1
  • Joined March 15, 2011

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Waste plastic drinks bottles, drinks cans, newspaper, waste packaging

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About

Sarah Turner is an award winning eco artist & designer making beautiful products from waste materials.

Specialising in making decorative lighting from waste plastic drinks bottles, she reincarnates this waste material into a new life.

All the bottles are collected locally from cafes and households. Each bottle is then cleaned and sandblasted to give the opaque look then hand cut and sculpted into decorative forms. The waste bottles are totally transformed and it’s almost impossible to tell what they originated from.

Discarded plastic is such a huge environmental problem and only a small amount of plastic drinks bottle are recycled in the UK. So these lights aim to do something creative with them and overall save a few bottles from the landfill sites.

Sarah’s designs prove that.... "just because a product is made from rubbish it doesn’t mean it needs to look like it does!"

Sarah thrives on the challenge of creating a beautiful product from waste materials. She analyses the natural properties and features of the waste material and takes advantage of them, using them in a new and different way.

She also does a wide variety of commissions, the most recent of which was for Coca Cola who asked her to create lighting and sculpture for the London 2012 Olympics. Coca Cola first noticed Sarah's work over a year ago and have been in contact ever since. They decided that Sarah was the right person for the job to design and make the bespoke lighting and sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the Olympic Park.

Sarah is of course thrilled to be chosen for the project, she says,

"When I first started making lights from waste plastic bottles I always hoped that Coca Cola would notice me and my work and get in touch. It feels like a great honour to be working with Coca Cola for this once in a life time event. "

More info and photos of the project can be seen on the Etsy Blog!

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