What does settling down before bedtime look like in your home? Maybe you read a bedtime story or have a cozy chat before turning out the lights. TROLLBO lamp can be inspiring for both a bedtime story and a conversation about what happens to all those plastic bottles that you leave for recycling. The lampshade looks like a lit circus tent and is actually a small milestone on our path to offering more environmentally sustainable products.
The earth's resources are limited and we must all use them with greater care. One way is to choose recycled PET plastic instead of new plastic – just like the lampshade for TROLLBO lamp. Thea Svensson is a design engineer and explains how she and her colleagues focused on sustainability in all stages of product development. "To avoid material waste, we chose to use injection molding for the lampshade. We also made it possible to take the entire lamp apart so that everything can easily be recycled one day."
If you and your family usually leave in PET bottles for recycling, you are in good company with millions of people around the world. But what happens to all those bottles? "They are transported to a return factory where they are washed and sorted by color", explains Thea. "They are then melted down and become granules, a sort of plastic pellet, which is used as material for new products."
Thea hopes that TROLLBO will communicate an important message. "Hopefully it can inspire conversations with children about how we can take care of the earth's resources a bit smarter." One way can be to not automatically replace interior design details when you want a change, Thea suggests. "When the children get older and want a more neutral style, you can easily change TROLLBO by removing the colorful details on the cord."