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For the CandyBlog- Ecoist.com offers hand-made handbags designed by Marisa Rey, made from recycled candy wrappers, food packages, and soft drink labels. The bags are excellent, and range in price from $27 (for the coin pouch) to $285 (for the large basket). Plus, whenever one of their bags is sold, those nice folks plant a tree! Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Eco-Aesthete says:

    The link given in the article does not work; try http://www.ecoist.com.

    Recycling materials, such as food wrappers, that may never degrade in this way is an excellent idea, although I wish they made their policy of human capital clearer: it would be nice to know that the “skilled artisans” in Mexico are being paid a fair wage to produce these items.

    Eco-Aesthete

  2. Eco-Aesthete says:

    The link given in the article does not work; try http://www.ecoist.com.

    Recycling materials, such as food wrappers, that may never degrade in this way is an excellent idea, although I wish they made their policy of human capital clearer: it would be nice to know that the “skilled artisans” in Mexico are being paid a fair wage to produce these items.

    Eco-Aesthete

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