Newspapers aren’t only meant to be read. At The Fairmont Store inside the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Couture Planet handbags are fashioned from the recycled newspapers left by hotel guests. Once gathered from guest rooms and lounges, the gazettes are sent to Boston-based Couture Planet, which is owned entirely by women, and the papers are then repurposed into beautiful handbags and clutches. The informative accessories are waterproof and sold exclusively at this hotel gift shop, in styles ranging in price from $28 to $125.

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