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Recycled Newspapers Wrapped with Cotton Become Rugs

newspapers recycled into rugsWho would imagine that discarded newspapers could be the heart of something as useful and durable as a rug?

Apparently the folks at Blue Dot did. They’ve taken cores of recycled newsprint and wrapped them with colorful coats of cotton yarn to create visually delicious floor-coverings that consumers want in their homes.

“Last Newspaper” rugs are available in three sizes (4’ x 6’, 6’ x 9’, and 9’ x 9’) and three colors (grey, purple and slate).

These aren’t the sort of rugs that are tossed into a washing-machine for laundering. In fact, it’s not quite clear how owners are to care for them, but one company recommends that paper rugs only be used in dry, well-ventilated or climate-controlled environments away from direct sunlight. They also suggest vacuuming twice a week, immediate removal of spills, and professional dry-extraction cleaning.

This may be too much effort for some, but for those who are up to the challenge, the Blue Dot Last Newspaper rugs have a coolness factor that merits a hearty WOW!

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