Past issues avoid the landfill and get new life as useful objects.

H&M isn’t the only brand promoting recycling; Elle Decor recently teamed up with Belgian designer Jens Praet to create a furniture line made out of old magazines. The line, appropriately named ‘Shredded,’ was made from 141 lbs of old Elle Decor magazines, giving the now out-of-date pages a useful purpose. The four piece collection consists of a bookshelf, table, bench, and coffee table, and were manufactured by Wandschappen. The Dutch company mixed shredded pages of the magazine with clear resin, molding the confetti into recognizable furniture shapes. The hardened pieces are as sturdy as wood, with the bench able to support the weight of an adult.

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