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Here are the many different ways to put shredded paper to good use.Mulch:
Use shredded paper bags and newspapers to provide weed control and to keep plants moist. Lay down the shredded paper as you would any mulching material on the soil in garden beds. Use a hose to wet it down and prevent flyaway. Mixing shredded paper with grass seeds also helps keep the seeds damp to create faster germination when reseeding bare spots.Worm bin:
Some green gardeners have a worm bin in addition to a compost bin in their backyards. Worms produce a lot of nitrogen, which can cause a strong odor. Adding shredded paper, which is high in carbon, will neutralize the odor.Cat litter:
Soak paper in water and a little dish soap to dissolve any ink. Rinse and repeat with clean water. Add baking soda to the paper pulp and knead it in. Crumble the pulp into bits and allow it to dry thoroughly. Then use as cat litter material.
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