Looking at new ways to make a material as strong as concrete, designer Henry Miller mixed together waste from landfills to make a “plastic concrete” block. As landfills expand worldwide, it’s comforting to know there are great thinkers working to reduce waste.
Don’t know what to do with all of those extra newspapers? Here are a few tips for you:
Uses For Old Newspaper
- Protect carseats from muddy or wet clothing
- Put into loose shoes to tighten
- Stuff in leather shoes to preserve shape
- Stuff in wet shoes overnight to dry and deordorize.
- Crumple and place in suitcase for couple of weeks to remove stale odors.
- Use as mat when polishing shoes
- Stuff hats to keep their shape
- Stuff leather handbags in storage
- Wrap around candle bottoms so they’ll fit holders tighter
- Cover store windows when remodeling
- Dampen and spread over window-panes before painting
- Use to dry and polish window after washing
- Stuff under doors and in cracks to stop cold wind from
- Use as a bounce reflector when taking flash photographs or use to reflect sunlight into shadow areas.
- Start fires
- Sharpen pencils by rubbing the point on newspaper
- Spread out between garden rows to discourage weeds
- Use to wrap green tomatoes to ripen
- Cover plants during a frost
- Use as a mat for wet darkroom photographs
- Put under car wheels when stuck in snow, >
- Wrap and store Christmas tree ornaments
- Crumple (no colors) and place in plastic containers to eliminate odors
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I don’t know about you guys, but I want to make April the unofficial Earth Month. Instead of prank-ing your friends or thinking about your next practical joke, let’s use the same brain power to think of new and innovative way to be GREEN. Something different or way out there, like a light bulb planter or even a old skateboard bookshelf. If those ideas don’t tickle your fancy then try this nice clever way reuse old plastic bottles and seal/re-seal your produce.
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