Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Paper Making Arts and Crafts
Did you know that you can recycle old paper and other items right
in your own home or classroom, giving that paper a new life and
purpose? Paper that you may have considered throwing away can be
transformed into boxes, trays, toys and small, lightweight
furniture. If you could recycle all of the paper you throw away, you
could potential reduce more than 1/3 of your family’s overall trash.
This conserves resources, saves energy and prevents pollution that
occurs when new paper is made.
Did you know that recycling just one 10 foot stack of paper can
save an entire tree? It’s true! Many communities have instituted
municipal recycling programs that will pick up paper recycling from
homes through the area. Some communities have drop-off points or
collection points for paper to be delivered by area residents. You
can even recycle paper at home, using water, scrap paper, an old
screen and a few other common household tools.
How to Recycle
Paper: Tips and information on how to recycle old paper.
Because of the increased understanding of the importance of
“being green,” many schools have started teaching their students why
and how to recycle. Experiments can help students to understand the
ways in which recycling old paper can conserve trees and reduce
chemicals and pollution. Many easy activities can show students how
to recycle paper in home, or how to turn old paper materials into
art projects. Lesson plans, crafts and experiments are all available
for teacher or family use.