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From sustainable forestry to responsible disposal, take a closer look at paper’s lifecycle from start to finish.

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  • Carole C. 4 days ago
    I use newspaper to cover my garden wherever I want to discourage weeds, and then I cover it with mulch. It disintegrated by the end of the season, and I can turn it over to further add the rest into the soil.
  • Tammy B. 14 days ago
    I make journals for myself and as gifts from paper used on only one side that doesn't have any private information on it. To go even further, I use cereal boxes, large candy boxes or even used book covers (paperback or hard) as the back and cover of the journal depending on the size I desire. Cereal and candy boxes are fun graphics for kids or even nostalgic adults! All you have to do is gather your paper and cut to your desired size (and number of pages), choose a cover and back then cut to size, and either take to a local office supply store to insert a spiral binding ($1-5 depending on size) or punch holes and stitch with ribbon/twine/string, secure with closable rings, or any other way of fastening you prefer. The possibilities are many! As for that writing or print on the backside of your journal pages? I love the history of receipts, letters, documents, whatever! But if you don't, those backsides aren't lost. They can be covered with ephemera, drawn on, painted, or the like as part of the journal process.
  • Leona C. 22 days ago
    Leona c I cut envelopes from all my mail received in half and use for shopping lists for Xmas list I do not cut them in half that way I have room for notes
  • Shiela W. 24 days ago
    I use phonebook pages when caulking for protecting, wiping up, etc
  • Kathy L. 1 month ago
    For birthdays, anniversaries, etc. my parents would go look at greeting cards, and find the ones they would choose for each other. Then they would share it with that person and enjoy it, and put it back on the rack. Saved money and paper - didn't have the problem of feeling forced to save a card for sentimental reasons. They were married 43.5 yrs, and that saved LOTS of paper!!!
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