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EU stamps out envelope cartel

Brussels - The EU's competition watchdog fined five European envelope makers 20 million euros on Thursday for drawing up a price-fixing cartel.

Recycling in the home to save money and the environment

The sheer quantity of garbage in this world is horrendous. Landfills, covered in glass, plastic, food leftovers and more, blight our landscapes. What we need to do is recycle our trash, not only to save the environment, but also to save a few bucks.

A paper-based test for cancer unveiled

Scientists have unveiled as prototype for a paper-based test for cancer. The test uses nanoscale agents that detect disease-associated synthetic biomarkers in urine designed for the diagnosis of tumors, heart disease, and more.

BBC presenter Simon McCoy clutches ream of paper instead of iPad

The BBC’s Simon McCoy baffled viewers earlier today by presenting a live news report while holding a stack of refill photocopier paper he thought was an iPad.

Amnesty’s Fan the Flame campaign

The paper dioramas created by the Russian artists from People Too, at the request of Ogilvy & Mather, have created a moving and powerful ad campaign for Amnesty International.

Bad advertising: Buchenwald victims used for slimming pills ad

Tallin - In a case of really poor judgment, an Estonian newspaper published an ad for slimming pills, showing exhausted concentration camp torture victims to portray new, slim bodies.

Hawaii the first US state to ban plastic bags

Honolulu - The option to choose paper or plastic is officially coming to an end in sunny Hawaii, the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags.

Trouble brewing in the mills with the Newark Group

As the Newark Group plans for their one-hundred years of innovation anniversary, a troubled past lessens the hope that they will be around for another ten years, let alone one-hundred more.

Staples to sell Dunder Mifflin paper products

Scranton - Big box office supply store Staples will sell products based on a fictional company Dunder Mifflin from the NBC comedy "The Office" .

Boy made to 'repent sins' by eating paper with 'sorry' on it

Northallerton - In a bizarre development at a school in Northallerton, England, a mother has pulled her son out of school after a church group forced him to eat a note saying "sorry".

The Future of Publishing is Wood-Free

The publishing world is changing, and whether in a screen or on the shelf, traditional wood-pulp paper must wave farewell.

U.S. sets off alert over Chinese paper

Dalian - A paper written by a Chinese graduate student regarding the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid has raised concern in the U.S. congress.

London Paper faces closure

News International has suggested it will shut down The London Paper, a free evening paper which is currently running at a loss.

Twitter launches Twitter101, announces new homepage design

Twitter has just announced a new site called Twitter 101 which provides advice to businesses on how to best integrate Twitter into their offerings.

Op-Ed: Print Media is Alive But Invisible

Hardly a day goes by when one doesn’t read “news” about the demise of a giant metro daily. Even fake news is facing the guillotine now.

Australian company makes paper out of wombat droppings

An Australian paper manufacturer has introduced a new successful product into the market: paper made of the faeces of wombats.

Durable $5000 Home Made From Recycled Paper, Cardboard

A Swiss company has created a low-cost durable prefabricated house from recycled paper and cardboard. A home for two can be built for less than $5,000 and last for years.

Fists of Fury: 2008 World Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship in Toronto

This year's governing body of the Championship for the World Rock, Paper Scissors Society expects record turnout and have a special documentary, ‘Rock Paper Scissors: A Geek Tragedy’ showing at the Bloor Cinema. We talk to a perennial WRPS competitor.

Is Green Junk Mail Coming?

How many trees does it take to create a piece of junk mail? Too many, according to a growing number of protesters. They want junk mail to go green by encouraging marketers to use recycled paper and choose sustainable vendors.

British papers apologize to Madeleine McCann's parents

On Wednesday two British newspapers made unprecedented front page apologies to Madeleine McCann's parents because the papers suggested that they might have killed their daughter and covered up her death.

Live In A House Of Cards And Make Your Home An Eco Resource

If your future is as bleak as the planet’s, you will have had visions of a cardboard box existence. Lighten up, cardboard boxes can be fun! If they come blessed with a designer’s touch, that is.

Retailer Staples Sees The Woods For The Trees At Long Last

The Wall Street Journal's breaking news story about US office supplier Staples' botched deal with APP, its Singapore paper supplier, was triggered because of a direct intervention by the WSJ's reporter.

The Laundry: Paper Recycling at its Very Best

Bioregional Development Group, a green project company, has started a recycling operation called “The Laundry” in which they take the waste papers from you and give recycled papers instantly for reuse.

Artist sets sail in life-size paper boat

Artist Frank Boelter set sails in his lifesize paper boat, leaving a shipyard in Lauenburg, Germany. He constructed the 9-metre vessel from 'Tetrapack' and fearlessly sailed it up the Elbe, despite the fact the light material used for packaging milk.

Paper batteries: they work in a 400 degree temperature range, weigh almost nothing

Yep, a paper battery, with about the same amount of energy as a lithium ion battery, in the same way. The prototype produces 2.5 volts, but the developers say it can be cranked up to power electronic equipment.

One hundred year old paper mill closure to put 385 out of work

The St. Mary's Paper mill in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario has been in business for over 100 years. It will close June 3, putting 385 people out of work.

Lego Toilet Paper Dispenser Prototype

This is a project that me and my friends built for school (UC Berkeley). Its made of lego mindstorms, scissors, and some scrap metal. With all things considered, I think it turned out alright. Not only does it fold your paper for you, it also cuts it. It

Money Origami

Make cool origami with paper money.

The Winter

This must have took a long time to make, a animation on paper of a guy outside in the cold. Clever.

Super Paper Mario officially on Wii

Good news and bad news from the Mushroom Kingdom.
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