Do Just One Thing for April 18, 2017

Today, newspapers are made primarily from recycled paper; 20 years ago, only 10 percent of a newspaper's overall content was actually recycled, according to Waste Management. This uptick in recycled content means the fiber strands in newspaper are weaker, so they can be recycled into only a few new products, like insulation, cereal boxes and newspapers. But one product that is gaining ground is called hydro-seeding. It’s a slurry of newsprint and seeds, which are sprayed all over hillsides and used by highway departments to quickly create wildflower fields. So, when you’re done with the Sunday paper, recycle it and help beautify America.

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