Sunday, April 22, 2007

Paper Recycling

So way, way, way back in the 6th grade, our class did a recycling project where we crafted our own "homemade recycled paper". I remembered it being relatively easy to do, not too messy, inexpensive, and most importantly- fun! Knowing that many people in our class have kids, I thought it would be neat if I could find and post directions on how to do this. I did a few searches and found this great instructional video on youtube.
DIY Paper Recycling:

Also, I found this other really interesting news clip about a new material, made from recycled paper, that is being used to build homes. I'm not sure if it was mentioned on the blog already, but the video is only a couple minutes long so be sure to check it out!!
Papercrete:

2 comments:

Michelle Verges, Project Director said...

Mary,

Those are great videos! Thanks for putting this up on the blog.

And for those of you interested in learning more about papercrete, here's the link to the site:

http://livinginpaper.com/

:0)
M

Melis' said...

Mary I remember making paper in elementary school too! Thanks for the fun trip down memory lane.

As for alternative housing materials, I remember seeing a very cool documentary for this. I need to remember....

Anyways, thanks for sharing the cool info.

Melis'