Reuse and Reuse Again

Recycle household paper products as pet bedding, then throw the soiled bedding into the compost pile to reuse again!
By Nancy Stafford
December 2011/January 2012
Add to My MSN

Shredded paper makes super pet bedding. 
PHOTO: NANCY STAFFORD


Content Tools

Related Content

Recycled Paper Guide From Greenpeace

Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.

Treehouses for Dreaming

Enjoy viewing these unique treehouses in this colorful 16-month calendar, based on Peter Nelson's bo...

Build Your Own Yurt Using Papercrete

Papercrete – concrete made with paper – recycles household trash into a durable material that's perf...

Seeing the Forest

I was in Maui for a family wedding and was unable to blog for a couple weeks. For much of the time w...

Over the years, I always choose recycled paper products, so the paper is already used before it comes into my house. I’ve found ways to use almost everything at least twice and sometimes even five or six times. Each new life begets another. I shred all of the paper and cardboard, and use it as animal bedding. I’ve used it in the horse stalls, for the chickens, in hamster cages and pig pens.

The soiled bedding is given one more new life when it goes into my compost pile.

Nancy Stafford
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.