Recycled Printer Ink Cartridge Lamps

ink cartridge lamp
Ink jet printers tend to go through ink cartridges at incredibly fast paces. Millions of ink cartridges are thrown away each year or recycled, or occasionally you find a method to refill them, although most printer manufacturers warn you not to mostly because they make significantly more money from the ink than from the printers themselves. But there’s other ways to recycle them.

One crafty Etsy seller, Boxlightbox, has managed to find a great use for all the empty cartridges his company was discarding- he turned them into lamps. There’s the $35 single bulb lamp above or the big daddy $200 chandelier. They actually look pretty good! Available in all your favorite inkjet colors like matte black, cyan, light-cyan, magenta, light-magenta, yellow, light-black, and light-light-black. The chandelier actually has the colors arranged just like they are in the printer itself.
ink cartridge chandelier


29 thoughts on “Recycled Printer Ink Cartridge Lamps

  1. This is a brilliant as a recycling concept. Something going to waste converted into another usable product. May be remove the labels.

  2. It’s an excellent idea, and not only do the plastic cartridges get reused and recycled, but the guy gets to make a little extra money. It makes you think about what else you could possibly use your old cartridges for…there’s quite a few interesting possibilities.

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