According to the Sierra Club, an estimated 900 million trees are cut down annually to produce paper - writing paper, print paper, paper plates, cardboard, napkins, etc. All of this should be recycled. Almost 50 percent of most Americans trash is paper. There is NEVER a good reason to throw a piece of paper or envelope in the garbage. Put it in the recycling bin instead.
If your name and address are printed on something or the material is sensitive - shred it. Place the shredded paper in a paper bag and put it in your recycling bin when the bag is full.
* Buy recycled printer paper and sticky notes
* Use the back of your child's homework or other documents to print on
* Print on both sides
* Buy recycled napkins, paper towel, etc.