Newspapers have seen a decline over the past decade. Many readers are turning to the Internet to get their daily news. If your daily passion is still reading the paper while sipping on a hot cup of coffee, just make sure you recycle it, or better yet upcycle it. And here's a few good reasons why...
To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
27% of the newspapers produced in America are recycled.
If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!
Recycling Facts from Green CADD Consulting & Education
With these stats in mind, I searched over 2,100 sustainable shops on our Upcyclers Etsy Team to see who was recycling their Sunday newspapers!
Check out some of the amazing ways I found shops upcycling the paper...
Wood pencils wrapped in an upcycled Sunday newspaper!
Each paper bead on the bracelet is hand wound using newspaper!
This upcycled garland consists of 24 paper houses and one big house to keep it all in. Each house is created from doubled newspaper for durability.
Hope your Sunday is a sustainable one!
The Wooden Bee