Recycled paper at school

Philippines
November 8, 2012 5:59pm CST
Well just recently, one of my teachers told our class that she requires us to use recycled paper that is the size of a long bond paper. In addition, she also mentioned that she won't accept any quizzes, exams or project that is not in a recycled paper. I know that she has an advocacy about recycling paper but I find it very inconvenient to really seek out used paper in our house or any other establishments just to follow the requirements. What do you think about this?
5 responses
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
your teacher's moves in using a recycled paper is a . It's so easy to find some used papers all around the corner. since your teacher required a bond paper size, the best to use is a bond paper that is printed, like xerox copied paper, printed bond paper that has no used any more. see to it that you used the back part that has no print yet. this easy and little way at least you are reducing a lot of waste.
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• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Yeah just found some old papers in my room a while ago. So that made me very happy considering that I do not need to buy any more papers.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
I think it is really great to be using recycled paper. And maybe it would also be good if your teacher would show some consideration if a certain student shows up in a class without one. I mean, we could be having a few pieces of recycled paper at home , but to have a whole lot for everyday use in school, might be impossible.
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• Philippines
9 Nov 12
That is really one of my concerns. What if some students fail to bring such paper at school? Their papers wont be checked and it is pretty unfair considering we are just paying the same amount of tuition fees.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Learning should be fun. And I don't think that by forcing each one of you to comply with that would encourage your fellow classmates to do better in class. So your teacher means that if you do not use a recycled paper for your test then your answers would not be credited even if you might have gotten a perfect score for it? That could be unfair. You need to have a dialogue with the school's head.
@Shavkat (64961)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
That's a environment-friendly act, we should not feel resentment about it. It is a good thing that your teacher is practicing such instructions. I like it.
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
I love the idea that schools are mandating their students to save paper, and by saving this means recycling. During my College years, we also experienced having a recycling policy in our universities. One policy is that we are to consume writing back to back in order to recycle paper. We are not allowed to use paper without having the back part written. Another thing is that it teaches us on how to conserve and help the environment from polluting and cutting new trees to make paper. It is also a good way to earn money by giving the recycled paper to recycling plants for future recycling purposes.
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@hereandthere (32437)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
maybe you can also ask help from your neighbors and relatives if they have stacks of unused paper from old reports, training materials, and press releases. should you ever run out and have no choice but to buy recycled paper, choose newsprint (rough gray paper).