Everyone knows the three R’s by now, right? We know it’s smart to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle but sometimes it seems that more attention is given to the last two R’s. One could argue that the first R – to reduce – is the most important one. We talk a lot about reducing plastic, which is understandable considering its environmental impact, but I propose that reducing the amount of paper we use every day is just as important. Wood pulp may be a renewable resource but it takes a lot of other resources – water, hydro, chemicals – to make paper, especially in the amounts we use it.
To that effect, I am proposing three ways to reduce the amount of paper we use at home every day!