Curtain from Chips Bag

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Ceiling ornamentation and curtains made from food foil bags or foil wrappers

Food wrappers or bags repurposed into ceiling ornamentation and curtains, as seen in a guesthouse in Cambulo, a village that is accessible by foot only. Processed food¬†stuff (like chips or Choco Mucho) which are packaged in foil, have already reached the mountain villages in Ifugao. They’ve probably sourced it in Banaue town center.

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Closer look of the curtain

Those non-biodegradable wrappers can accumulate and litter the verdant mountains and rice terraces. It’s a wise thing they’ve repurposed these into something practical or decorative.

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Cambulo Guesthouse

In Batad village and Banaue town center I’ve also observed food bags or wrappers being repurposed into sellable products like wallets and pouches.

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Wallets or coin purse

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Sewing wallets while managing a tiny store of cold beverages and processed snacks (for hikers) at this shack in Batad rice terraces

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Repurposing paraphernalia

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