Its one thing to gather magazines and recycle them into more paper, its quite another to just hold onto them and resell them to a desperate customer base. I am sure its more sustainable to do the second of these things.
A while ago the local museum had a book sale which included lots of magazines. I got hold of 6 copies of Coast magazine from around 2006. A Home and Garden from 2004 and a Good Housekeeping with a very young Meryl Streep on the cover. I thought they would all prove useful for my collaging.
At the local charity shop I happened upon a 1994 edition of My Weekly which featured someone I met briefly in London. Its in amazing condition and it was just lovely to see a smiley face I know peaking out of the pile.
I buy too many magazines at home. Perhaps now I will revisit some of the older ones and read the bits I scanned the first time. Finding joy in even the most aged of articles.