Apr 18th – Use both sides of a piece of paper.

Such a common sense idea, yet we often forget how easy this is to do, and continue to use brand new paper in our printers.  Reusing and recycling quite often takes a few extra minutes, but the payoff is a big if we would all make these changes.

According to the EPA, we use about 71 million tons of paper and paperboard each year (and keep in mind, we only have just over 315 million people in this country).  Break that down by paper used by person and it almost seems absurd.

Better than recycling is reusing, so opt to reuse any and all paper you are able, even if you need to sort through your papers for a few extra minutes.

Make it a game and see how far you can stretch the use of one piece of paper, for print-outs, notes, and a crafty art project.

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