4. But before you recycle it…

Try to reduce the amount of paper you use in the first place. One of the easiest and best ways to reduce paper is to make sure you sue both side of a piece of paper before you recycle it. Do your homework on both the front and back of the paper before getting out a new sheet. Write rough drafts on the back of old homework papers. See what other ideas you can think of for using less paper! If you don’t make the trash in the first place, you don’t have to figure out what to do with it, and you save even more resources.