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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Well what do you know, I learned something new

I was in a training seminar today and they were discussing recycling paper. I am all about recycling paper, cans and bottles. I think it is the least we can do in this disposable society...protect the environment for our babies and their babies. But did you know you can recycle paper yourself?

No, I don't mean when you throw it in the recycle bin. Or the shredder. And no, I don't mean to compost it, or lay it in your flower beds...although those are very effective methods...what I learned today is that you can put it in your blender and blend it.

Yes, your blender. I know, my first comment was like, "What do you do, make paper martinis?" No, silly you don't drink it...did you really think I was heading down that road? You make your own paper out of it. Cool! This is a great project to do with your kids. Crafty and enviro-conscious.

3 comments:

AZMom said...

We made recycled paper at the Science Center one afternoon. It is really cool and the kids thought it was great fun!

Anonymous said...

How in Hamsandwich does that work?? What do you after you blend it.. glue it piece by piece.. Okay i am lost.. Due tell..
Rosie

Carey said...

I had full intentions of linking to directions on how to do this...Really! For all of those I completely stumped, I apologize and here is the url...

http://www.make-stuff.com/recycling/paper.html

Please let me know how it works!
:)