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Simple and Creative Ways How to Reuse Old Newspapers

Updated on July 10, 2013

Ever wondered what to do with your old piles of newspaper? Don’t just toss it away on your recycle bins! Here are some ways to rescue old newspapers and give it a second life.

Let’s simplify: Less is the new more!

More people are now into “going green” theme and will most likely to recycle anything in any way possible.

Ever wondered what to do with your old piles of newspaper? Don’t just toss it away on your recycle bins! Here are some ways to rescue old newspapers and give it a second life.


Wrappers and Covers.

Old newspapers can be one great way to cover books, textbook, notebooks or even magazines. You can then just choose a colourful page or with cool patterns so as to have a more unique output.

This is also an excellent alternative way to wrap simple gifts that does not need a special wrapping paper. Wrappers will be soon ripped off and thrown away. Just make sure you use unique page designs.


Windows and Floor Paint Protector.

It is very easy to spill paint all over the floor when we paint our walls or any side of the room. Newspapers are the best gadget to handle those spilled paint. Just put the newspaper below the area where you’re going to paint.

For the windows, you don’t need to buy masking tape when painting around the windows. Simply wet several long strips of newspaper and place them on the glass along the side of the wood you will be painting on. Much easier to remove than the tape too!


Odor Remover.

Newspapers are natural odor absorber; it helps keep the items or things fresher by absorbing the dampness and odor. Stuffed some few sheets of newspapers on smelly shoes or boots or sneakers and let it stay overnight. You can also put this on boxes or containers with unpleasant smell. Use more newspaper if you’re going to deodorize suitcases and trunks. For the kitchen sink, line the pail with few sheets to absorbs spills as well as the bad smell. Put sheets under the pail too.


Helps Ripen Fruits.

Yes, newspapers can really ripen fruits perfectly (tomatoes, mangoes, pears, etc.). Simply wrap the individual pieces and put it on airtight containers inside a dark cabinet or closet. Check each fruit every three days.


Compost Pit Recipe.

Newspapers (printed in black ink only; avoid glossy pages) can be shredded and wet and add on the compost pile to reduce odour. This can also be a treat to earthworms.


Cleaning Material.

Want to have a streak-free glass windows or mirrors? Simply use a wet crumbled wad of newspaper to wipe the windows and mirrors. Shiny, isn’t it?


Newspaper Pots.

How about using newspapers instead of plastic pots for planting tree/fruit seedlings? Shape it to pots and tape it so as to keep the shape and plant the seeds. When they start to sprout and are big enough to be transferred to the ground, you can then just tear the bottom or take the paper pot then put it on the compost pit.


Kindling.

Newspapers are crumpled, put under logs and used as a kindling to start fire.


Fiesta Decors/Banners and Game Ideas.

Have you seen those fiesta banners, which look like little flags hanging on the streets every time there are festivities or other town’s affair? Aside from plastics, you can also use newspaper and shape it to triangles to hang on. Choose colored pages of newspaper or whatever page or designs you desired.

If there’s an affair, there’s always a game. Newspaper dance is one game that everybody can join and have fun. All you need is a piece of newspaper for every participant and they will dance their way up to the last square.


Wet Shoes Dryer.

Sometime, our shoes get soaked in the rain. To avoid further damage, stuffed the shoe with balled-up newspaper and place it on room temperature for moisture to be absorbed.


Shape-keeper.

Keep the shape of your things like bags, shoes, sneakers, boots or soft sided luggages by stuffing crumpled newspapers. Keeps the bad odour too!


Safe Toys, Paper Bags and Trash Box.

Some ideas of safe toys include planes, kites, hats, bracelets and boats. These old things can also be shaped as paper bags and trash boxes by using several pieces to make it sturdy.


Shipping Packages.

You can wrap the fragile or delicate things individually with several pieces of newspapers. This is better than plastic peanuts or bubble wrap.


Sleeping Bag's Partner.

Newspapers can keep your sleeping bag dry and free from any stains as well as it can provide you a layer of warmth. Just place several newspapers underneath your sleeping bag.


Shattered Glass Picker.

Tiny fragments of broken glass can stick to the wet newspaper. It is one of the relatively safe ways to keep tiny pieces of glass from lying around the corner.


Give it to Recycling Shops.

Shops will pay you for every kilo of newspaper you have. Don’t just simply throw it away on garbage bags and increase consumption of landfills.


Save time, save money, save earth!

These are just some simple ways to recycle old newspapers. It can save you a lot of money and time. This is also a step to save our environment – saving one tree at a time.

For those who support and are willing to support theLet’s Paint the World Green” campaign, are you ready to start?



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    • unknown spy profile image
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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you visionandfocus. way back home, we used to plant seedlings of tomatoes and eggplants on newspaper pots. sounds fun too especially when you're bonding with your kids.

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      visionandfocus 4 years ago from North York, Canada

      I love the seedling pot idea! It makes a lot of sense and would be so convenient when it's time to re-pot. Knew about the fruit ripening and window cleaning but not the odor-eating properties of newspaper. Very informative and enjoyable hub. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello deborah. Thank you for visiting! yep! wonderful, right?

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      Great ideas. I learned a few new things, too. Newspaper as an odor absorber - who knew? Thanks.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you so much Martie.! newspaper can be of great help!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Excellent hub about the value of old newspapers. I love to decoupage old items with them, changing common containers into arty holders for gifts or documents, stationary, cookies and sweets....

      One (box)file covered with newspaper may look 'common' but a couple of files on the shelve all covered with newspaper surely look awesomely arty...

      Voted up, useful and interesting :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thanks Lot

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      Rowie 4 years ago from From the place where happy people LIVES and that's what we call

      so informative spy and useful, thank you for sharing , and now I am learning from this hubs ! great hubs !

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi aubrey! thank you so much for stopping by. and yeah, never knew that there are so many great ways to reuse newspapers :)

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Goodness Unknown!! I was expecting like five or six uses... but you found a lot more than that! :) I had no idea about a lot of those. This was definitely a useful article and good job with it. I'm sure this one has had high viewership. I could see myself googling this one! :) Always a pleasure.

      -Aubrey

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi abby, thank you that you find this useful.

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      Abby 4 years ago

      Oh! this is very good! I love your suggestions.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks John. Wow, i love the idea of cutting and making them as toilet paper. Great comment John!

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      John MacNab 4 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      An excellent hub, unknown spy. Over the years I've used newspapers for most of the reasons you've listed. Another use, during WWll was to cut the softest newspaper into squares and use them for toilet paper. It had to be the softest paper, in those days in Scotland it was the Sunday Post. Voted up and interesting.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Cashmere, you really put a smile on my face. thank you so much!! Huggs

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      What a lot of ideas! I have some times used newspapers for a few of the purposes mentioned above, but the whole list is really expansive. I'd say this hub is well worth bookmarking.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Mary, i am so thankful for your visit. and glad that you really contribute and not just throw it away. Thanks and hugs to you!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      mvillecat, nespapers are really good for pet cages. soem people just throw their newspapers anywhere, not to even recycle it! there are so many ways to give it a second life! :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Moonlake, wow thank you for the votes and shared. I appreciate that more and more people I know that is into recycling too.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      You really came up with some great ideas here. As part of my cutting back on my budget, I stopped subscribing to our local paper, but when I buy a Sunday paper, I save those for our animal shelter.

      I voted this Hub UP and will share.

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      Catherine Dean 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      We donate our papers to the local humane society to be used in the pet cages. We also shredd them for the compost bin. Great info. I voted up and tweeted.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      We recycle our news paper through the trash. I have used newpaper for gifts it's pretty with a bright ribbon. We've used it for tomatoes, for windows, for cat boxes, sheddred it and put it in our compost when we use to have one. I put it in the bottom of my crisper. Loved your hub and have voted uP! Shared.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      GoGreen, love your hubs!! thanks for the read and glad to give an extra tip about the uses of newspapers. tested and proven, it can really absorb odor.

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      Greg Johnson 4 years ago from Indianapolis

      Interesting! Great Hub! Well-written and great material. Never heard of newspapers being used to help with odors before.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Starstream, you are such a darling. Thank you, wow..i really appreciate this. I also like to cover my books with the comic section :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you so much Agusfanami! I know your hubs about recycling plastics are awesome!

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      Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

      Once I used the comics section of the newspaper to wrap a gift. It was simple and fun. There are many creative ways to cover items like books which you mentioned. Yes, reuse our resources!

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      agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank you very much for sharing that useful information so that we can make better use of old newspaper. Vote up !

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Jan, ohh you're so sweet. hugss. thank you so much for the effort to visit again :)

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 4 years ago from UK

      Yes dear spy, you're right. I didn't think about it :-)) See, I like this hub so much because you have managed to put there almost 99%, almost everything what is possible ... but, did you think that Xmas presents can be lovingly wrapped in (maybe even nicely painted) newspapers? :) Yes, you have even mentioned it as you said "an excellent alternative way to wrap simple gifts." :-)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hello jantamaya!! thank you so much for reading and for the wonderful message. Yep. it's included i think on the shipping packages line.

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 4 years ago from UK

      Great hub! Thank you for writing it! Ingenious, innovative ideas!

      Maybe I can add one to your collection... use newspapers to protect your china when moving. Wrap each piece of porcelain, ceramics or pottery in newspapers :-)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hello vespawolf. thanks for stopping by and for the shared + votes. Im glad that this hub reminded you of other things as well. thanks for supporting nature.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I've used a lot of these ideas at one time or another, but I totally forgot about using newspaper to clean windows. It does work well...I'm going to do that on cleaning day! The windows could use a good scrub. I also like using them as odor absorbers in the fridge. Voted up and shared!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi sasha. thank you much for the support. yeah, pet's cages and animal shelter might be a good additional info. :)

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      These are great useful ideas for recycling paper. Voted up. I have stopped delivery of the paper because I was getting inundated with the paper. It is also good to put in pet's cages, and the animal shelter will always accept them for use in their cages as well. And now, our city has a recycling program that will pick up recyclables including newspaper.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow tiff! that's great to hear! we shouldnt just dump our garbage anywhere. I hope all people do recycling and disposng of garbage properly. So far, I'm glad that I've received many comments that they were on recyclings too.

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      Tiffany Gabel 4 years ago from Olathe KS (Kansas City Metro Area)

      My family is big on recycling! We very fortunate to live in a community that offers curb side pickup for all recyclables except glass & even have lawn debris pickups. Both are weekly & cost about $5 a month. We also take extra trips for glass :-) great habit to have!!!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi Jamie. Thank you for visiting this hub. i love the pots too.

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for all of these wonderful ideas about ways we can reuse newspapers! I especially love the newspaper flower pots... such a neat idea... thanks :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yourcousins, Maria.. thank you so much for supporting my hub. You ideas, yourcousin is definitely great.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Packed with ideas, at least three I can start up immediately. Wonderful job, spy... Love the way you think! Voted UP and UABI.

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      Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I like to store old newspapers from special days, especially from birth dates of my children to present to them later as gifts so they can read about events that occurred when they were born. Voted up and useful.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello @Tammy, TycoonSam, Manicpanicplease, MMsu, Suzette, Tonette, Dianna, Rajan, Angelo, Jainismus..Rosaline :)

      thank you all for supporting the green theme, Let's Paint the World Green! Wish more and more people will go green and save environment!

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      Rosalinem 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi unknown, very informative. I like the one for making pots for planting and ripening fruit as well.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      Great uses, thank you for sharing this information.

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      Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Good tips for using up those unwanted newspapers. We currently just recycle them but looks like some might get pulled to make use of some of your tips.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Spy, these are excellent ideas to reuse newspaper and go green. Voting this up, useful and sharing.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love all your ideas. I try to recycle them by using them for packing and at school under art projects. Your green ideas will definitely help us to keep our environment healthy and save trees. Voted way up!

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Excellent article we needed this Spy! Great idea giving it to recycling shops, or village marts to get further use out of. These suggestions are very helpful kids will learn a lot. I'm voting up useful and I'm bookmarking! Thank you for this.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      What an interesting article. Clever, too. I didn't know newspaper was an odor eater. Thanks for the information.

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      mmsu 4 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice suggestions!!People should definitely follow these!

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      L Brander 4 years ago from Canada

      Nice hub Unknown Spy! I will totally try some of these out. Good to know that there's so many other ways to reuse or recycle old papers and flyers. I usually use mine for crafts, but there's really only so much paper mache that one persons needs before it borders on insanity.

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Go Green! Great ideas. Thanks!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great suggestions! I have used newspaper to clean glass. It works great on a windshield. Excellent green tips!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      it's so much fun right.. you can use them too to make paper toys and bond with your kids. Thanks for the visit Michelle!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I love all the ideas here, Myz. I love the one about newspaper pots as well!! Thanks for these!! We actually have people here who personally collect old newspapers for recycling..and if we don't want to give these away, we can actually turn them into pots and even pencil holders. Cool!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you so much Dev!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      SGbrown, thanks for stopping by. Yes, you try to use them for other things..you will be amazed by how useful newspapers are.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Shine..wow nice of you to visit this one. Thank you so much for reading..that was fantastic! working with crafts with your adorable granddaughter.

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      devsirz 4 years ago

      Ultimate hub about the use of newspapers.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great ideas here, some I never thought of! We go through a lot of newspaper. I always take them to the recycle bin, but I may be able to use them for some other things too. Voted this up and useful! Have a great day! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi M, I also use newspapers as a table protector when my granddaughter and I do crafts. Especially painting or any project that requires glue or paste. Your ideas are fantasic. Thank you for sharing!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Ariel.. it's good to hear that. and thank you for the visit.

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      Arielqiao 4 years ago

      I often use the old newspaper to make trash box.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow, glad that I could suggest tips Alicia. thanks for stopping by.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi carter! this is great! we all go green! Nell's using this for odour thing.you should try this one.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Nell, thank you for stopping by. Glad to know you find this useful. Way back, my mom used to buy newspaper everyday..and we just cant burn them or toss into recycle bins.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love all these great ideas for reusing newspapers, unknown spy! Many of the suggestions are new to me. Thank you very much for sharing them.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Fantastic ideas US I'm all for going green & recycling as much as possible...I didn't know about the odour thing and newspaper pots are a great idea for seedlings...Thanks for this...VUAUI & shared

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Clever ideas! I love it! especially the plant pot, now why didn't I think of that? yes you are right newspaper is good for soaking up smells, I used to use them for my shoes, just stuff the shoes and voila! I will definitely be looking out for ways to use it in future, great ideas voted up! cheers nell

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you for the read mhatter

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      wow, that's great Pamela. you should try the newspaper pots.it's fun to make and plant those little seeds.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you so much nighthag.

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      SotD and Zera 4 years ago

      These are really great suggestions. I never knew what to do with my old newspapers, so I'm glad I found this hub.

      -Zera

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Creative ideas. thanks

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Meldz, thanks for the message and for the vote! hope this help us.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      learner, thank you for the visit. tried that too..we had a lot of newspapers and we always come up with new ideas how to reuse them.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Tom, thanks for the shared! really could use that. glad to know you like the hub.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Deb, thank you for stopping by..yes me too..those were great!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Jo, thanks for the message too.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Joyce, that's very good to hear. wish we had like that in here.we had trash bins though with labels non-bio and bio.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Aman, thank you for the support. yes, we can really save trees on this case.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Great ideas! We do recycle our newspapers. I have also used them for a gift covering. I never considered using them to make a seedling pot. You have several ideas I had never considered. Good hub!

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      K.A.E Grove 4 years ago from Australia

      I love the idea of making useful items from something that would normally just fill my bin. Great hub that I am sure to come back too :)

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Great hub ! It really very useful and it is really very simple. Very clever of you unknown spy. Voted up and more!

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      Saadia A 4 years ago

      Wow some very useful and practical ideas that you have presented in your Hub. Using a wet crumbled newspaper for cleaning and shinning up windows or glass tables is perfect.I have tried that myself also and the results are awesome.

      Thanks for sharing.Voted up and useful!!!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi M. Great hub and fulled with great useful information to recycle old newspapers. Some of the ways to recycle newspaper i knew before, thanks for all the other way in did not know . Awesome !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Mycee, this is fantastic info on giving newspaper a second life. I usually recycle them, but I love the idea of biodegradable plant pots.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Unknown, a very useful and practical hub. Like writer20, we have everything recycled. Voted up

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Our trash company here in Las Vegas supplies us with containers to recycle newspapers, plastics and glass. The only thing you have to is to make the first call to get the containers.

      Voted up useful and interesting, Joyce.

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      Aman Thakur 4 years ago from India

      This hub is really a superb collection of some well thought constructive ideas of reusing the old newspapers. I am sure if all of us stop wasting papers, we can definitely save lots of trees and can make our environment green.

      Voted up and useful!!!!!!!!!!!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow that's great to hear Nancy. I'm so glad that people are trying to save our planet by doing the 3R's (reuse, reduce, recycle)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Faith, thank you for the kind words.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi starstream.. that's wonderful. we used to cover semi-ripe papayas, bananas and mangoes. works perfectly. thanks for the message!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Sha, that's wonderful! will be waiting for that posts.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      My parents used to roll newspapers onto a log. They had a device to roll it. One newspaper log could last up to 5 hours in the wood stove.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent ideas share here!!! Very creative. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

      Yes! I remember those northern country days when I picked mostly green tomatoes which had a tint of orange and carefully packed them in newspaper to ripen for a month indoors. It did work. Thanks.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Spy, I've written a total of 28. I still have 6 more to post in my Green Tips series. I'll have to come up with more once I've gotten them all posted.