More than fish wrap 

Putting our paper to work

After you are finished reading/memorizing/worshiping your weekly City Paper, don't just recycle it — reuse it! Old City Papers are very effective insulators; they can be rolled and stuffed under doors and windows to keep the bad weather out and the good weather in. Shredded papers work well as garden mulch — they discourage weed growth and are far more eco-friendly than spray-can chemicals. Although we don't like the implication, it's important to let you know that City Papers can also be used to line the bottoms of trashcans, kitty litter boxes, and other smelly things (shoes, too); they absorb odor and excess mess. Is little Jimmy's sixth birthday party coming up? City Paper's infamous stripper pages make for great wrapping paper. In the more crafty category, our weekly is perfect for papier mâché projects, as filler for homemade puppets and dolls, making beads (www.astorybooklife.com/how-to/paper-beads), and for creating baskets (www.weburbanist.com). Our preference, of course, is that you frame every copy of the City Paper and display it prominently in your home. But, if you can't do that, why not experiment with these ideas?

The Green Life

  • The Green Life

    A guide to evironmentally friendly living
    • Apr 16, 2008
  • The Green Office

    Tips for making your workplace more environmentally friendly
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Tee Time

    Don't toss that old shirt
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • A second life for cds

    Getting crafty with discs
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Shades of gray

    Half-moon puts rainwater to good use
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • From the ground up

    Growing environmentalists at cooper school
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Gettin' pretty green

    Organic beauty products do the body - and the earth - good
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Maid to be green

    Sisters-in-law start green service
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Spinning Wheels

    Making charleston a more bike-friendly place
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Blow Me Down

    Mixed-use development goes green
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Money Doesn't Grow On Trees

    Convincing customers to go paperless
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • The Waste Of Getting Wasted

    Filling up the landfill with bottles and cans
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Balancing Act

    Clean your carbon conscience with offsets
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Up On The Rooftop

    Green roofs keep buildings cool
    • Apr 9, 2008
  • Fido Goes Green

    Even your dog can get in on the act
    • Apr 9, 2008

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