Recently a junk removal customer in Burbank asked us to do a garage clean out. When we arrived we found that the customer and his family had piled up so many old magazines and newspapers (going back several years) in the garage that there was no room for vehicles in the garage. Indeed the family had left only a narrow path in between the piles of magazines to enable them to get in and out of the house through the garage. It had become so cramped that it was making life impossible. Of course we made quick work of the job but it prompted us to think about what we do with all that excess junk paper.
When faced with recycling options there are many resources available to the consumer so we thought we’d write a few paragraphs on the subject.
As a growing number of old-growth trees are cut down, and we deal with the reality of needing to wait near 100 years or more to replace them, the need to recycle paper ends up being progressively crucial.
Paper, obviously, consists of publications and books. Although paper items are almost 100% biodegradable, it is pointless to send these resources to the city dump to decompose in the landfill when we can recycle them into some new product.
More than any other material we want to recycle, publications and books represent knowledge. We discover wisdom in the pages of old books, and find out about culture in the pages of old publications. The finest thing to do with old books and magazines is pass them on because of these aspects.
Your library or college library will accept donations of old books, and in some cases publications in great shape. This enables other individuals to benefit from the publication. When you have actually enjoyed your book, donate it to a library instead of letting it rest on a rack to collect dust.
The 2nd option, for both books and magazines, is to offer them to a used book shop, at a garage sale, flea market, or on eBay. Other individuals may be searching for the exact book or magazine you have; passing it on is a win-win situation for you and the new owner.
If you want to recycle publications in an innovative method, your old magazines make good colorful art and craft supplies for children as well as grownups (many a famous artist has used the collage technique using old publications). You can employ scissors to cut out pieces of photographs to form you won collages by gluing the image pieces to a backing of some sort-cardboard is great for this; or you could make your own hanging mobiles by stringing pieces of thread through holes of the pieces you cut out at the top, and connecting the strings to a clothing wall mount.
You can also cut out entire photos to construct a dream board or a vision board, which helps you to consider and picture the objectives and dreams you wish to attain; for instance, a Hawaiian vacation, a specific type of task, or a brand-new sports car.
As for traditional recycling, some areas will let you position books or magazines in your blue bin for pickup. Numerous publishers print publications on glossy paper.
The biggest difficulty with recycling books and magazines is separating the paper from the adhesives or staples used to bind the pages. Forward-thinking recycling business have a method to remove the waste from the bindings magnetically; in the future we must start to see growing chances to recycle all type of paper products.
Next time you’re considering discarding some books or publications, believe very first about how you can pass them along for others to delight in. If that does not work for you, attempt to recycle them artistically. If you still can’t find an usage for them, search for locations to take them where they can be recycled into new paper products, so we can save more trees.
More than any other product we hope to recycle, books and magazines represent knowledge. We discover wisdom in the pages of old books, and find out about culture in the pages of old publications. Due to the fact that of these aspects, the best thing to do with old books and publications is pass them on.
Your regional library or college library will accept donations of old books, and often magazines in excellent shape.