Today we're starting a new feature on B'More Green. We pick an item and brainstorm ideas on how to repurpose it instead of tossing it into the recycling bin. Ideas can range from practical to creative and absurd. Leave your contact info when you comment if you wish to receive a B'More Green magnet.
Let's kick things off with phone books. Phone books are always stacked in the breezeways of my condo complex, and I have at least three in the bottom of my coat closet. The Green Cheapskate blog offers 17 creative things to do with phone books, including using pages for mulch and as window wipes. The blog also points out that you can opt out of the Yellow Pages' distribution list.
What do you think of these ideas? And what ways have you found to reuse phone books? Leave a comment below.