HOW TO – Recycle office paper into blank books

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HOW TO – Recycle office paper into blank books

R. Stern writes –

I’ve started making blank books from recycled paper I find around work and home. The paper is blank on one side, so it provided plenty of space for notes and doodles, and even provides inspiration based on the printed matter on every other page. They tell a story about where they were created, as you can imagine an art school computer lab recycling bin would yield much different printed material than that of an accountant. Other interesting discussions that have come up about these books are that of privacy (including printed matter with sensitive personal data) and chronology (writing over the past with the present).

How to recycle office paper into blank books – Link.

8 thoughts on “HOW TO – Recycle office paper into blank books

  1. grouchaux says:

    I take blank paper to the paper cutter and make post-it note size (about 3″ x 3″) notepads.

  2. Stokes says:

    I’ve got a couple of clipboards each with a half-inch of reclaimed paper. Not as cool, but quick and easy.

  3. =mathew says:

    Yeah, I have a clipboard made from a recycled PC motherboard. I put “waste” printout on it, upside down, and use it as a sketchpad, brainstorming pad, etc. The paper is also recycled to start with, so I figure I’m minimizing my environmental impact.

  4. dittman says:

    I’ve been doing this for awhile and selling them on etsy. I just use my wire binding machine though and use recycled cardboard (i.e. 6 pack holders, cereal boxes, etc) for covers.

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