collage with paper scraps
What can you do with all those useless newspapers, paper bags and Yellow Pages books? Tear them into scraps and use them to decoupage walls and other surfaces. It's easy, cheap--and surprisingly elegant.
Papercrete – concrete made with paper – recycles household trash into a durable material that's perfect for heavy-duty DIY projects.
Use everyday recyclable materials to create personalized DIY stationery.
If you have a lot of excess scrap paper like I do, it’s time to put that waste to better use. Read this do-it-yourself article about how to make your own homemade, recycled paper, and then get to work turning trash into treasure.
Learn how to make a handmade envelope using upcycled paper and vintage maps with these step-by-step instructions.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains paper giant Kimberly-Clark's new sustainability policy.
Although paper is a wood product, it's not always the best answer for mulch or compost.
Eco-Libris offers people the opportunity to off-set the books they read by planting trees in developing countries.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
Cam considers the environmental implications of using paper diapers vs. cloth diapers.
JWTIntelligence predicts big green changes in the coming year (including tube-free toilet paper).
From a home built into a cliff to a home built out from laundry soap boxes, these homes prove how fun and satisfying it is to push the conventional edge. It's your house. Create whatever you want.
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
An unpublished British study says that plastic bags are a greener option than paper or cloth--but only if you don't make the most of your reusable bags.
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
These money- and waste-saving alternatives to paper and plastic products eliminate the temptation to resort to disposable for your summertime outdoor dining needs.
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.