If you browse thepapershop.com, you’ll notice that the items for sale are carefully organized by category and that you won’t see spam or scams among them. We pride ourselves on making the buying and selling experience with us as efficient as possible; who needs to wade through shady and suspicious online postings? Nobody, that’s who.
We’re aces at keeping the online weeds to a minimum, and we’d like to remind you that we’re very able to help with real-life weeds, too!
Because every edition is printed on biodegradable non-glossy newsprint, old books are infinitely usable. Expired issues make an excellent weed block: when placed under garden mulch, our pages will keep weeds at bay while still allowing water to penetrate into the ground to keep those shrubs, ornamental plantings and trees happy.
Paper Shop: we’ve got you (and your garden) covered!
All hail the mighty tree! And let’s give a tip of the hat to Julius Sterling Morton, too. After all, today is Arbor Day and Julius is the fellow who started the whole thing.
You’ve heard of the Tree of Knowledge? Well, here’s some interesting knowledge about trees:
- Nearly 1/3 of the United States is covered in forests
- Far out! In 2009 the space shuttle Atlantis delivered willow saplings to the International Space Station so that experiments could be conducted to see how gravity (or lack thereof) affects the growth of wood.
- Tree rings can give us all kinds of clues about environmental events including happenings like volcanic eruptions.
- Researchers have found that some kinds of trees “warn” others: particular types of willows & poplars, when under attack by insects, produce of certain chemicals in their leaves. Not only to these chemicals reduce the nutritional content of their leaves, they also seem to warn surrounding trees of the imminent danger, causing surrounding trees to produce those same chemicals in defense.
- One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles
Happy Earth Day to you!
What began in 1970 as an effort to spur green legislation and to get the public involved in environmental awareness has turned into a pretty widely celebrated holiday. And we love it! When you think about it, recycling, reusing & repurposing has been our stock in trade for 45 years.
It’s not just the items we help you sell, either: we recycle unused issues of Paper Shop. We also print every edition on paper from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-approved paper mills.
Yeah, you already knew that, but we do it in even more ways than you might have expected. We not only shine at helping you sell your items, we also shine … your chrome? Yes.
When you’re cleaning chrome on a truck, a car or even on an appliance or fixture, you need to avoid using any kind of abrasive since it will eventually damage and dull the finish. But if you take pages from that used issue of Paper Shop and use a little Windex or other glass cleaner, you can safely polish that chrome to a striking shine.
Do you compost? If you’re a gardener or someone who feels strongly about environmental issues, chances are that you do. (If it’s something you’d like to try, here’s a pretty good how-to guide.)
While composting has a striking number of upsides, there is one (rather mild) downside: from time to time, the composting items can carry a bit of a, well, somewhat unpleasant smell. Paper Shop to the rescue!
Because every edition is printed on non-glossy newsprint, old issues of Paper Shop are incredibly reusable. Shredded pages of our book can be added to your compost bin; the paper will break down naturally and also minimize any odors.
Sorry, Kermit, but it is rather easy to be green. We do our best to care for the environment every week – and in a couple of different ways, too.
When you think about it, our entire mission is rather eco-friendly: we provide a platform for people to buy and sell their used items. Without items to reuse, repurpose and recycle, we’d hardly have much of a function. Reused materials are our stock in trade! It’s certainly safe to say we know a little about recycling.
Here’s something you might not know, though: not only do we recycle used copies of Paper Shop, we also print every copy on paper from mills with FSC certification. In other words, our newsprint paper suppliers are certifiably green.
Recycling – it’s what we do!