Jeromy and I had been studying why it's important to recycle, and how the environment benefits from it. I found this really neat at-home paper recycling kit, and these are photos of us putting it to use. For our first time we decided to recycle newspaper. Here's what we did:
Step 1: shred your paper into small pieces (the smaller the better)
Step 2: soak the paper in water for at least 2 hours, the longer the better
Step 3: fill "blender" with soaked paper and water (not too much water)
Step 4: crank the blender, blend until you get "pulp", 'til it's like thick soup
Step 5: pour pulp onto mesh screen panel
Step 6: put cleaning cloth on top of "pulp paper," push down
Step 7: use sponge to absorb some excess water; peel off mesh screen; place cloth and paper on bottom part of press
Step 8: place another cloth on top of paper; screw top of press as tight as possible, squeezing out as much water.
Finally, remove cloth and paper from press, and let dry.... ta da!