Alison Patrick specializes in making lamps from recycled materials, such as plastic bags, cocktail umbrellas, and phone books.
For example, the above Artichoke Pendant Light uses pages from a book, and this Ruffled Table Lamp is made out of coffee filters:
And here’s a Pendant Lamp made from plastic bags:
At $70-$200 a lamp, you have to ask yourself if this is really recycling or just using odd material for lamps. But there’s still some good ideas worth checking out in her shop.