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How Is Paper Recycled?
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     challenging words:    dumpsters, newsprint, post-consumer, pre-consumer, pulper, sieve, staples, pestle, cutting, press, continuous, pulp, pressing, mortar, reusing, such


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How Is Paper Recycled?
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Every day, tons of used paper are recycled into new, usable paper. Everything from notebook paper to cereal boxes to paper towels can be made by reusing fibers from old paper instead of by cutting down trees.
 
2     You can see how this is done with a home recycling project. You could use the paper you make in this project for a greeting card or an art project. Old, wrinkled notebook paper, used school papers, and junk mail are good choices to begin your recyclable paper project. Just make sure what you use is okay with your parents.
 
3     First, you will need to tear up the paper into small pieces and mix it with water. You could use an old blender, or you could mash it with a mortar and pestle. Keep mixing and adding more pieces of paper until the mixture looks like paste.
 
4     Next, make a sieve to drain the water out of the mixture. To make the sieve, take a piece of screen and tack it into a frame to hold it steady.

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