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Recycled Paper For The Environmentally Conscious

By Richill Green

How much do we know about the history of paper? Did it occur to us that mankind has been using paper during the ancient times? Today, there are different types of paper that we all have been using in our daily lives. Magazines, books, bond papers, newspapers, receipts, handbags, etc. – there are just so many of them that are on the list of our personal and office consumptions.

Oftentimes we wonder – what on earth would we do without the existence of papers? Was nature really happy when we’ve cut our trees so we can use them for papermaking? Maybe if we weren’t too abusive of these resources, nature would have been delighted that we have used them as our resources. Somehow, they key is to find balance in the use of these natural resources. Today, it seems like we are cutting five or more trees and only plant a single tree (if any) in return.

What can all of us do, especially businesses and companies, if we can’t fully get away with the use for paper? Here are some tips that we can hopefully give back to the environment:

1. Companies can implement corporate rules advising every personnel to take some steps to reduce the consumption of hard copies. If they can make use of soft copies (electronic files) rather than hard copies (printed files), then somehow the consumption can be reduced to a large extent. For example, if employees need to proofread their documents before they send them out to clients, they can practice doing the proofreading procedure via their own personal computers or laptops without having the need to print them. It’s just a matter of getting used to, anyway.

2. Office personnel can be trained to conserve and recycle paper. If there are used printed copies that should have been boxed for disposal after the archiving period has expired, they can probably have a use for it – if they use the back part for printing internal copies. Of course this is only possible if the printing machines would welcome such used papers. Newspapers, for instance, should not go to the trash can after reading. They can still be recycled for future use (e.g., can be used as covering for certain parts of the office to prevent them from getting stained when painting some areas). If they have no use for post consumer waste, there are many interested organizations who would be willing to take them for recycling.

3. Businesses can use recycled papers as an option. With a lot of quality machines that are already available to process these used printed materials, it is no longer unusual that businesses can find recycled papers as the best source of paper for printing provided that their printing equipments are no longer that sensitive about such choice of paper.

At present, paper consumption is almost always inevitable. Companies can go ‘paper-less’ in some ways but not totally. When getting rid of the use of paper is not possible, recycling should be the next best thing.

Looking for recycled paper and other types of paper for home or business use? Visit Richill Green’s site at and choose the best paper for all your office needs.

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