13 Functional (& Fun!) Purses Made of Recycled Materials

If you're in the market for a new purse, tote, or even cute pouch for all your new lipsticks, you might want to get one that's made out of recycled materials. Why? The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day, according to one sobering study. And all of that goes to landfills instead of doing anything else. Suddenly, that new handbag doesn't seem like a huge necessity. 


But what's a purse fanatic supposed to do? Luckily, the market for upcycled clothing and accessories is great, meaning that you can get something new (to you) without leaving much of an environmental footprint.

We found 13 functional, funky, and fun purses, totes, and pouches made out of old stuff such as old bike tire tubes, candy wrappers, and even military tents. And hey, maybe your new purse will inspire you and your family to reuse and recycle more, too!


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