Recycled Paper Products, RPP, is a green company that repurposes paper waste into fun animals. RPP uses only waste paper – newspapers, magazines, and telephone books – in addition to dyes and household wire to create these inventive, colorful crafts. They are inspired by the wildlife found in Southeast Asia.
Started in the poor Bangkok neighborhood of Din Daeng, RPP currently employs thirty women, many of who are single mothers or in low-income households. In 2003, RPP was honored at the IFAT (the World Fair Trade Organization) Biennial Conference for its “best new adaptation of traditional designs and skills.”