Do you use "Recycle Paper"?

Philippines
January 9, 2010 5:25am CST
Now a days, we need to save. Not only for money, but also for some of the things that we are using. And one of this is the use of recycled paper. In the office and at home, we try to use the back portion of the paper. Thus, we try to cross-out the text written at the back and use the other side of it. However, though recycling of paper is good, some are not welcoming this idea. They don't want to use the other side of the paper in either way - printing or writing a notes - the reason, they dont find it clean and presentable. How about you, are you also using recycle paper? Or, do you also feel the same, that using recycle paper is not a presentable thing to do?
13 responses
@UnnatV (129)
• India
9 Jan 10
The paper which we use comes as a product of the tree barks which are chemically processed in order to make the paper raw material. More paper usage creates a larger usage of tree barks. Hence more number of trees need to be cut down. In our day to day life we can atleast make a point to set up a dustbin where we put paper only and then send it fro recycling. This helps prevent cutting of trees. I have been doing this since about last ten years!!!!
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
Wow, your are doing it religiously. That you are recycling a paper for a decade. This is a good thing to share.
@UnnatV (129)
• India
9 Jan 10
Well..it is so easy because only thing you have to do is to remember to collect waste paper anytime we have used it to one place in the corner! Then recycle the whole lot periodically!!
@None49 (33)
• Brunei Darussalam
10 Jan 10
For simple task like making notes and letters (for example from teacher to students), using recycle paper is the best material to use because it is cheaper. Although the quality is poor, as long the things on it are clear and can be read then it should be okay. On the other hand, non-recycle papers should be used if there is much information needed to put on it.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
10 Jan 10
I remember at highschool that we always used recycled paper for the exams. I still keep that custom, and I always buy recycled toilet paper. In formal and official documents recycled paper doesn't look that good, because of the color.
@jho2010 (155)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
i love using recycled paper at home.i use it as a scratch when i have to take notes something when im on the phone or computer.i use it to list grocery items that im going to shop.but of course, if the paper has many text written on it, ill just discard it.
@artharm (10)
• India
10 Jan 10
It does not matter to me whether to present in a neat and clean paper.If i'm thinking to present some matter in a recycle paper straight away i'l do that and it does not matter and i'l not see whether how my presentation on that paper is going to be.The only thing matters is whether we Have done some good or bad.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
9 Jan 10
sure why not because if you dont you are just harming more trees. i save all my used paper and make my own too!
• United States
9 Jan 10
Yeah, I use recycle paper sometimes.I think it is good to use recycle paper because it saves trees and it makes us less wasteful of the many great products we have. I do get a little bit irritated by recycle paper though. I mean I am glad it's helping the environment but it is true that the paper is really messy and it is somewhat annoying writing things on the paper when you know you can't turn over to the other side and write there because instead there is probably some weird image or something like that. Overall I think recycle paper is a good thing to use, and I will just have to get over my annoyance at how messy the paper is.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
9 Jan 10
If I have different papers to choose from when I buy paper, I will usually go for the recycled paper. Sometimes I want paper in different colours, for example to make greeting cards, and then recycled paper might not be an option. I also try to recycle paper so they have enough to make recycled paper from.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
9 Jan 10
I have not worked for a while but one place I did work at was in Waste Prevention and I did learn a lot about this subject. In our particular office we only had one printer shared with about 9 people. It would also print on both sides automatically. Also, we only used recycled paper and paper that we had been writing on was placed in a bag...also be be recycled. Unfortunately, it does cost money for companies to be included in recycling schemes although there is a financial incentive from the Council(s) to do so. The UK has been lagging behind other countries as far as recycling is concerned, which was why the Waste Prevention team was a new addition to many Councils after years of just forgetting about rubbish and it all going to landfill. I've been to a couple of landfill sites and it is scary at how full they are (the ones I've seen anyway). I also use recycled paper for my printer which isn't in use at the moment because it's poorly!
@nautilus33 (1831)
9 Jan 10
Yes, I do! And I think recycle paper using is a very good think, because so we help the nature to recover from the lumbering that people cause to it!
@Hadame (194)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
I use both side of paper... Even until i don't have any space to do my counting of math exercises...
@apexiph (123)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 10
Hi. There is nothing wrong of using recycle paper in our daily life. In fact there is a lot of benefits when we use recycle paper. I'm using recycle paper in my office and at home. At office, we only order recycle paper for printing. We also use back the unused paper that only being printed only at one side only. We use back the other side for writing notes and etc. Recycle paper are low cost and it saves you a lot. You were also help other people and our future people to saves the earth. Happy MyLot'ting.. :
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
yeah i also use the back portion of the paper to use as a scratch or if my cousin wants to draw or if i need to note something.