We all know how important reusing and recycling is for our planet. I’ve learned that there are ways to reuse or recycle almost everything. Some people take it to what I would call the extreme and they even find ways to reuse the crumbs from their breakfast toast and their old dryer sheets, and more power to them for being so creative. I don’t take it that far, but I do try to reuse or recycle everything I can instead of putting it in the trashcan.
One thing I have a lot of at my house is used computer paper. Right now between what’s sitting in my printer and scattered on my desk, I could probably find over 100 pieces of paper that will eventually end up in the recycling bin. But what if there are ways to reuse that computer paper before it gets recycled? Wouldn’t that be nice? We could give that paper a second or even a third life before it gets recycled. For some reason, I always feel wasteful even when I recycle my old paper, so finding ways to reuse it has always been something I’m interested in.
I recently saw that Yumi over at WonderHowTo created this nifty little chart called 11 Ways To Reuse Used Computer Paper, and I thought it might come in handy. She has some obvious stuff on here like using the blank side as scratch paper to brainstorm and using it as a bookmark, but she also has some other really fun ideas on here too. I like the idea of shredding it to make packing material and making homemade Post-It Notes. She also says that you can take used computer paper and make new paper with it. That sounds like a neat project, and you can see her detailed tutorial for that on How To Make Your Own Paper. Fun stuff!
Ways To Reuse Used Paper Before It Hits The Recycling Bin
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