I am well aware of the amount of paper that has been used to create these papers.. and although we either recycle or re-use the newspaper as mulch in the garden the piles of newspaper in the lounge and around the house need to be minimised - remember the 3R's - Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. We were recycling and re-using excess paper well but the time has come to REDUCE the amount a paper we get in the first place.
It also stresses me that newspapers are delivered by car and wrapped in plastic these days - in contrast to paper boys and girls delivering papers in the early hours or after school when I was at school (that was my first paid job - over one hour of riding each evening after school - all for about $12 a week - I saved for my own new bike and a clock radio in my first year of high school).
Dad suggested on the weekend that we could either read the news on the web or maybe head down to the library once a week.
Our local paper "Central Western Daily" has a good website for local news and "The Australian" " also has online news. In addition to staying in touch over the web, regular visits to the library would not be bad - I could combine newspaper reading with changing the books over for the kids who seem to read books endlessly (that's not a complaint).
So, here's to our newspaper free house......