You’ll hear it in many places…the idea that newspapers can be used to polish up a mirror or glass. You can recycle the paper and get your glass clean at the same time. But does it work?
It does work, but it’s not usually the best option, and there may be some serious drawbacks. Many people swear by this method, but honestly, I’ve never been a huge fan. It works in a pinch, but I much prefer other methods of cleaning glass and mirrors.

The truth is that newsprint ink can smear on the glass, especially on the frame of mirrors and windows. Newspaper doesn’t hold together very well, when wet. And given the opportunities to recycle newspapers that we have, it seems to make more sense to repurpose the paper instead of tossing it into the trash after wiping down a mirror.