Whether it’s your daily newspaper, the letters you receive, something you print out or a post-it note you stick up as a reminder, we’re surrounded by different types of paper at home.
Paper is a useful material that can easily be recycled but you can also reduce and reuse it easily too
- Use email or phone when possible
- Sign up to online news services
- Share magazines and newspapers with your friends and family
- Print double sided
- Reduce junk mail by signing up to the mail preference service or ask for a no junk mail sticker when you see us at a local event.
- If you do need to buy paper, have a look to see if there are any recycled alternatives, you can easily get plain paper, envelopes, sticky notes, kitchen roll and toilet roll.
- Make a scrap pad from odd bits of paper
- Use the back of that envelope for lists or notes
- If you open your post carefully you may be able to re-use the envelopes. Just add a sticker or stick another piece of re-used paper to the front with the address of the person you want to send it to on.
- Use paper for arts and crafts such as papier mache
- Check out these items you could make with unwanted paper, 34 ideas from the web including a decorative trees, coasters, baskets and a protector for your tablet or phone.
- Give your magazines to local surgeries or other waiting rooms
- Use your local recycling service
- Put small amounts of shredded paper in your compost bin
- Buy recycled paper products
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