MY friend asked me to make her a custom recycled journal to give as a gift, so I did. The cover is made of a recycled advertising sign with pockets stitched into it for support and storage. Inside are 240 pages of Wausau 30% post consumer waste recycled paper with 25% cotton and it's a nice 24lb paper. It's a natural color with green lines for writing.
I stitched it up with heavy hemp thread, lightly waxed for ease of use. The stitching is simply a linked long stitch. I really like how the hemp looks against the cover.