What to do with printed paper?
The sad reality of working in an office is the constant drafts, over prints, the 3rd page of a document that you don't need the third page of, and the leftover meeting agendea that you don't need after the meeting.
Recycling is always a great idea -just make sure you buy things made of recycled paper- but another option. Find a child. Get that child some crayons, pens, wahtever. And give them the box of paper.
Seriously. I have no intention of ever buying white paper for my little person. Why does she need both sides of it to be clean. When I was a kid, we had an uncle who used to work in an office; it wasn't until 6th grade or so that I ever saw an entirely blank peice of paper. When I look at paper now I usually look at hte sides of the page with words on it, or I consider that the front of the paper. That, however, is a new thing in my life. As a child that was the back, and the blank side was just waiting for crayons.
I hope (and presume) that a lot of families are already doing this. If so, you are brilliant.