Newspapers are easily recyclable, but as much paper as we use and with the high carbon footprint in textile production, it makes sense to reuse newspapers to make clothing. Newspaper used for clothing have been around well since newspapers. Ready to Tear :Paper Fashions of the 60s, notes that paper dresses can be traced to the 1800’s
I Just Gotta Eco Ya (Source)
- Americans discard almost 80 million tons of paper U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
- To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
- If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year.
- The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years
Scott Paper Company in 1966 created a paper dress as a marketing campaign. Women could buy the dress for $1 and receivs Scott product coupons.