To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to post today. I’ve got lots of ideas for next week – and I probably should write them down – but those are time sensitive for one reason or another. So I’m posting on something that a friend of mine does, and isn’t a bad idea for wallets or planets.
She saves ALL her printed paper to be used again, and I do mean all. The woman has stacks, and boxes, and closets full of the stuff. She prints one side, and then puts it into a pile to be used again. I used to find it annoying; the things I print are special and deserve a clean sheet devoid of random info seeping through the backside. But maybe she’s on to something. I don’t print nearly as much as she does. Based on her “scrap” stacks, she must print nearly a reem a week while I’m lucky to go through that in a year or two. Really. And just think of the money and landfill space she’s saving! By reprinting on the paper, she’s cutting out half of her paper trash. I wonder if she’s thought to include the letter size papers that come in the mail as well. I give those to my son for sketching on; now he goes through some paper, but he also is in the habit of using both sides, and every space available.
So is reprinting a good idea. Why not? I wouldn’t suggest you use it for that resume you want to send out, or any court documents, but basic everyday needs it seems a smart way to save the planet and your wallet. And if you recycle all that two-sided paper after, you’ll save even more of the planet.