Ever wonder what to do with the subscription cards that fall out of magazines?
Rather than tossing into the garbage, employ this as scrap paper. Use it to compile your short shopping lists and take it to the grocery store.
Afterward, drop it into your container dedicated for recycling paper.
This idea comes courtesy of Johanna Richart, a senior at Kettle Falls (Wash.) High School.
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-- Eric Degerman is the Herald's online managing editor who makes regular trips each year from Richland to Clayton-Ward in Kennewick so that he can exchange his household recyclables for money to buy beverages produced from Columbia Valley grapes and hops.