Recycle paper by creating your own notebooks with the Paper Saver

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Here’s a great idea that is green and offers unique customization options. It’s the Paper Saver notebook. Actually, it’s a notebook cover made of faux leather in three colors. It doesn’t come with any pages of its own though. What you do is take a stack of 40 – 50 pages of A4 sized printer paper that has already been printed on one side, stack it so that the printed pages are all facing up, fold it in half and slide it into a holder on the right side of the Paper Saver cover. Now you have a notebook of 80 – 100 pages. It’s a great way to recycle paper that has been printed on one side and would otherwise go in the trash. The cover includes a ribbon bookmark and an elastic band to hold the cover closed. There is one problem with the Paper Saver though. It uses A4 sized paper (8.26 x 11.69in) which is not a US letter sized paper (8.50 x 11.00in). That’s because the Paper Saver is an Australian product. However, you could use the Paper Saver with US paper by cutting a little more than a quarter inch off the short long side. If you’re interested, the Paper Saver cover can be purchased for less than $20, which includes shipping to the US. For more info visit Paper Saver’s site.

Update 01-20-17: They just contacted me to let me know that they are now offering 8.5 x 11 size notebook covers.

5 thoughts on “Recycle paper by creating your own notebooks with the Paper Saver”

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  2. Perhaps I’m just thinking of the dimensions using different words than you, but you need to trim the long side in order to shorten the width. Still, at that price it sounds worthwhile (and I have a small paper cutter!)

    1. You’re right. I was thinking that you needed to match the 8.26 dimension by cutting the top of the paper when in portrait orientation, instead of landscape orientation. Thanks for pointing that out. 🙂

  3. This looks really good! It would be nice if the Aussies could make a folder to accommodate US letter size paper, but using Betty’s paper cutter suggestion will do the trick for now. : )

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