Artists Turns Fast Food Trash to Art

Fast Company:

The brown paper bags that McDonald's hangs out along with Happy Meals and fries are an unlikely art medium, but artist Yuken Teruya has managed to turn the grease-stained vessels into beautiful, delicate paper forests.

Designer Scott Jarvie'sClutch Lightuses hundreds of plastic drinking straws to create a vibrant multi-colored lamp.

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Sure, some eco-conscious coffee shops and restaurants offer biodegradable drinking straws to customers, but most shops still offer plastic straws that more often than not end up in landfills. According to designer Scott Jarvie, that doesn't have to be the case. His Clutch Light, which is based on the characteristics of trees, contains hundreds of drinking straws to create a dazzling multi-color lamp.

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