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5 Ways to Turn the Kitchen Into An Eco-Friendly Space

Little steps and smarter choices can create a big impact in your home

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Original Article: Sunshine Selga Funa Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Dagny Madamba

There's no denying that intense pollution and climate change have affected our country. From unexpected flash floods and stronger typhoons to the unpredictable weather and unbearable heat, these events somehow serve as reminders that we need to make better choices and care for the environment. As with any other endeavor, the first step begins at home.

Interior designer and Junk Not! founder Willie Garcia began her journey toward eco-friendly and sustainable living by creating recycled decor and home pieces. To spread the message about her advocacy, she made it a point to inject these elements and other recycled finishes into her projects. Using recycled materials, Junk Not! was able to create furnishings like headboards made of dried water hyacinth, lamps from old bottles, and even pillow covers made of used foil packs.

If you're ready to begin your journey toward a better home, you can start in the kitchen. Here are design choices and clever ideas to keep in mind:

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