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Cyric Mayweather
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Hello All
I guess this could also cross post with a few other forums like maybe Alt. energy
But talked to the local newspaper guy, and asked him what he did with the unsold newspapers he gets out of the machines, basically he said he threw them away, dont know if that was recycled throw away or what, but the point being i could most likely get them if i could find a use for them, i dont really know but i imagine it would be quite a few of them, So ideas, links, discuss,  
ive read about papercrete and thought about maybe one of those pellet machines might work with them but im just brain storming right now..throw out your ideas/ thoughts please
 
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Newspaper pots for transplanting seedlings.  They are better (and a lot cheaper) than the peat pots that they sell at the nurseries.

Good carbon source for a compost pile.

I've seen recipes that people use to convert them into "PrestoLogs"

A layer in lasagna gardening.

PiƱatas, or other paper mache projects.
 
                            
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Google "papercrete"  It's cement made with repulped paper and portland and usually other stuff.

I'm about to attempt to extend the life of a cheap tent by basically covering it with papermache.  I don't know if it will work or not, but it's cheap enough to try.
 
                      
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I've seen some interesting DIY presses that make bricks for fuel for fireplaces.

Just a thought.
 
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Hum, Timby can you tell me any more.?

timby wrote:
I've seen some interesting DIY presses that make bricks for fuel for fireplaces.

Just a thought.
 
                      
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Cyric30 wrote:
Hum, Timby can you tell me any more.?



There are a varied amount of the home made biomass briquette makers on you tube. The following is just an example of one as well as the process of getting the paper processed for making the end product.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY4LUC78YW4

Hope this helps.
 
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