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What are some things I can do to recycle newspaper?

  1. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    What are some things I can do to recycle newspaper?

    I am a couponer. So each Sunday I buy 8-20 newspapers. I am using a few in compost but what else can I do with them so they will not be fully wasted?

  2. bravewarrior profile image92
    bravewarriorposted 3 years ago

    With the exception of the glossy pages, you can line your plant beds with them, then mulch over top. It acts much as it does in the compost pile and also retains moisture below the soil.

    Newspaper and white vinegar are great for cleaning windows. No streaks or paper towel fuzz left on the glass!

    Pass a couple of them out to your neighbors who don't get the Sunday paper.

    Use newspaper and twigs as a fire starter for the fire pit, if you have one.

    Crumple up the pages to act as fillers/buffers in packages you mail out, especially if they contain breakable items.

  3. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    tear it into strips and let your kids use it for paper mache art projects, that's always fun or you can also make them into seed starter pots - look up how to fold them, I've seen that done before.

  4. BlossomSB profile image92
    BlossomSBposted 3 years ago

    Get one of those implements that makes the paper into blocks that can be used like firewood.
    Use the paper for papier mache. You can make lots of things with the kids that are fun to do.

  5. Diana Lee profile image83
    Diana Leeposted 3 years ago

    Perhaps a local farmer can use them as bedding for their livestock if you live in the country.

  6. danicole profile image78
    danicoleposted 3 years ago

    You tear into pieces, place it in a bowl and put a little salt and pepper on it and then can eat it smile mmmm!!!!!!!

  7. junkseller profile image85
    junksellerposted 3 years ago

    I think animal shelters can use them.

    I think I'd try finding more coupons online too. That's a lot of papers.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I already get about 50% online. I just do a lot of couponing.

  8. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 3 years ago

    Tear it and put it in a compost bin or use it as mulch in the garden under a layer of bark.

  9. Seafarer Mama profile image88
    Seafarer Mamaposted 3 years ago

    Make art deco wrapping paper for gifts; party hats; cones for party favors.

  10. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Thanks all for all the great ideas!! Paper mache sounds fun, and I think with the amount I have the garden is a good idea!