Miss Sissi Lamp by Philippe Starck is made from sugar waste

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The pressure of maintaining an ecological balance has gripped one and all, including high design lighting retailer Flos and biotech company Bio-on who have partnered together to reinvent an iconic plastic lamp in eco-friendly bio-plastic. The new Missi Sissi Lamp by Philippe Starck is apparently the world’s first design object manufactured with polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), a water-biodegradable biopolymer made from the waste of sugar beet and cane production. That is indeed an uncanny and unheard of substance that could ever come to be used for a lighting fixture! Miss Sissi was previously sold in injection-molded polycarbonate, a type of environmentally damaging plastic. Hence, it could be bit of a dilemma for the design industry to convert their existing famous furniture into something composed of PHA’s.

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Nevertheless, this is something for the design industry to contemplate on. As of now, the world is open to using the technology of Bio-on and the range of biopolymers developed by them for all sectors currently using plastic. There seems to be no mention of the pricing yet.
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