Recycled Paper Products, RPP, is a green company that repurposes paper waste into fun animal and exquisite flower shapes. RPP uses only waste paper – newspapers, magazines, and telephone books – in addition to dyes and household wire to create these inventive, colorful crafts. RPP uses the inspiration it gets from the exotic plant, insect, and animal life found in Southeast Asia to design its products.
Started in the poor Bangkok neighborhood of Din Daeng, RPP currently employs 30 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.”