06/12/2012 11:06 am ET

Handbags Made From Plastic Bottle Caps

Recycling plastic bottle caps and lids can be tricky; because plastic bottles and containers are made from a different type of plastic than the kind used to make their caps and lids, some cities cannot accept them in their curbside recycling programs. But over in Portugal, two young architects, Sandra Paulo and Bruno Barbosa, found a way to give these tiny pieces of plastic a second life as a stylish collection of handmade purses and bags.

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