My Decade-Long Recycling Project!

April 23, 2009 by
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  A decade ago, when I started freelancing, I realized that I could re-use paper… umm, yeah, DUH!

So all my paper that had something on just 1 side, I put in this light blue box.  I kept using it and using it, recycling and recycling.  I put it in my printer whenever I’m printing stuff out just for myself- rough drafts, articles to read, lists, etc.

Now my ‘one sided’ paper box is empty, but here’s the good part-

IT TOOK 10 YEARS!… A decade?  Are you kidding me?  I’m so excited.  Now I’m realizing how very little paper I’ve bought in the past decade and how much of a difference my little recycling effort has made on my life and for the planet.

Happy (Belated) Earth Day!



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4 Comments on My Decade-Long Recycling Project!

  1. Kate Coveny Hood on Thu, 23rd Apr 2009 4:38 pm
  2. Good for you!

    On another note – I love the boxes!

  3. amy on Thu, 23rd Apr 2009 8:34 pm
  4. Yeah!! What a great idea!! And–duh!–why haven’t I been doing that for the last 10 years, too?!!

    Thanks for sharing a super idea. . . I’m out to buy my own light blue box.

  5. Stacy on Thu, 23rd Apr 2009 10:54 pm
  6. OMG, that’s something to marvel at! I need to start doing that so Noah can have craft paper that doesn’t just go to waste.

  7. A Frugal Friend on Mon, 27th Apr 2009 1:38 am
  8. 10 years I am impressed. I started doing it several months ago….we’ll see if it’ll last that long. WOW!

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