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RL Picks: Home Accessories made from Recycled Materials

Pay slips, junk food wrappers, and old newspapers transformed into three must-haves for your personal space

Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Dagny Madamba

Read the original article ("Going Eco”) in the November 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Nesting table made of wood shavings and cement binder, P20,000/set of 3; pillow cases made of discarded foil packs, P500 (small) and P800 (large); “suman” bag made of newspaper and scrap fabric, P350; refurbished red chair, P10,000; horse metal sculpture by Dei Jardiniano, P10,000.

Florets made of old magazine and wire, P35 each; woven placemats made of discarded foil packs, P150/set of 3; eco-tire wire, which can be used as napkin holders or curtain tiebacks, P200/set of 6.

Bag With Wooden Handle (made from perforated office sheets used for pay slips), P350

Woven Placemats (made from junk food wrappers), P150/3 pieces

Basket (made from old newspapers), P200

To buy items from Junk Not! Eco-Creatives Initiatives, check out their facebook page Their items are also available at The Ayala Museum Gift Shop, Ayala Center, Makati Avenue, Makati City. 


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