DIY: Reclaiming Trash to Make Books

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A good way to recycle paper that is used on only one side is to make a blank journal from the papers. There are excellent instructions at instructables on how to use simple binding techniques to bind together the cut papers with a thicker cover of your choice holding it together.

To explore recycling paper options more check TreeHugger's guides to how to green your recycling and how to green your work.

You can get really inventive with doing this, using all sorts of different papers, from copy paper, to graph papers, tracing papers and even gift wrapping. For the cover there are really so many choices to re-use your trash or otherwise discarded items to make a very funky cover, such as cassette tapes, bingo cards, vintage magazines, junk food cartons, even floppy discs and wood.

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