No one likes peeking in their closet to see that the entire corner is stacked with piles and piles of newspaper. The same goes for the workplace. It can be very frustrating to see random, perhaps useless magazines and paper lingering around your desk, preventing you from being able to work comfortably. Think about all your friends and family members. Imagine that they have just as much scrap paper in their closets, on their desks, and tucked away in boxes. That is a lot of paper, a lot of waste.

Recycling is all about learning to preserve the environment and to try your hardest to change the things that you can, in order to create a more positive and healthier atmosphere. Once you’ve realized that the amounts of paper you have in your home are much more than you need or desire, then you have already gotten the first step down.

What can you do?

The first step to recycling is realizing. Identifying that there is a problem will encourage you to try to fix it. You’ll be surprised at how far your mind will wander. It will start by just thinking about the paper, saving the trees and forests and then go to other things like separating plastic from metal, starting a compost heap and cutting down on water usage. Recycling is addictive, and it’s fun.

Now that you’ve realized, it’s time to reduce. You’ll obviously want to get rid of all the newspapers and most of the scraps of paper that you have lying around. Rather than tossing everything out to begin with, sort through your piles and designate a box to reusable paper. This will allow you to reduce the amount of paper that you use in the future. You’ll also want to second think your subscriptions and your printing habits. Does the shopping list really need to be printed on a new piece of paper? Do you really need ten home improvement magazines delivered to your home? Ask yourself these questions and figure out other ways in which you can cut down on the amount of paper that you use in your home.

The next thing you’ll want to do is start reusing. You’ve sorted out your pile of reusable paper, and you’ll want to put it to good use. There are many ways in which you can use your scraps of paper efficiently.

• Use them for your shopping list
• Decorate a front page, add a couple more pages, staple and turn it into a planner
• Print on the backside
• Take notes on scraps of paper rather than brand new pieces.

You will also want to think about cutting at least some of your reusable paper in half. For something like a shopping list, you don’t need a whole sheet of paper, regardless of it being reused paper. Cut it down the middle and turn it into two pieces!

Recycling is easy

By having different trash cans in your home assigned to different items, recycling will be a lot easier. Many neighborhoods have bins designated to plastics, papers and glass. Having everything already sorted, and not having to dig through your trashcans will motivate you to recycle properly in the bins provided by your community.

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