In the 1960's my sisters and I made a lot of paper bags using brown paper or newspapers to earn extra pocket money. We sold our product to Chai Hong, the sundry shop at Kampong Nyabor Road, about 100 metres from our Brooke Drive home.
It was fun making those paper bags, with all the glue and the drying of the bags. We produced "quite a bit" and enjoyed making them.
Today newspapers are still being recycled in many different ways.
Paper tubes for ducks
and paper to wrap our locally made soy bean curd...