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Simple Ways to Use Less Paper & Save the Planet’s Forests

Time:2019-07-18 09:41:00Clicks: 278 Font size:T|T

One of the most versatile and widely used consumer materials, demand for paper has exponentially increased over the years, along with the nonchalance towards its use.

Be it old newspapers, packaging material, tissue paper or scrap printed sheets, how many times have we crumbled a piece of paper and tossed it into the garbage bin without a second thought?


If we dig deeper, we will find studies stating that of the 3.04 trillion trees in the world, nearly 15.3 billion of them are cut every year all across the globe for various reasons, making paper being one of them. When compared with the ever increasing demand for paper in India growing annually at 6.7 per cent and expected to touch 20.8 million tonnes by the next fiscal year, the situation emerges to be more frightening than ever.

However, like most problems, the solution is rather simple. An attitude change, some supplies and 10 simple ways can actually help you reduce paper consumption and save the planet while at home or at work!

A misprint here and a silly error there, and one doesn’t think twice before tearing the sheet apart and throwing it into the bin fuming with frustration. It is easy to get rid of things than to fix them. We ask you to do the latter.

Every week a single household uses up tons of paper sheets that can be stored for reuse or can be recycled. And, this journey begins with a single thought. Ideas of alternate use are just around the corner, and all you need is to invest in a few seconds.

A misprint here and a silly error there, and one doesn’t think twice before tearing the sheet apart and throwing it into the bin with fuming frustration.

It is easy to get rid of things than to face and change it. We ask you to do the latter.

Every week a single household uses up tons of paper sheets which can be stored for reuse or recycling, instead of becoming waste. And, the journey to do so begins with a single moment of thought.

Ideas of alternate use is just around the corner, all you need is to invest a second.

One of the simple ways to reuse paper and reduce the demand for virgin paper is by turning them into notebooks.

Instead of throwing that piece of paper because of an error, you can store them along with scrap printing sheets and bind them together into a notebook to utilise the remaining writing space for your grocery list or reminders.

It is a common workplace indulgence to push the buttons for a print out that would be discarded the next moment. Before your fingers push print, you should ask yourself whether you really need to print this. With technology providing so many alternatives to using paper, choosing soft copies of documents can be a good way to tackle the situation.


However, if printing is necessary then make sure you do so efficiently. You can cut down on paper consumption by half if you make double-sided prints a default action.

Also, in case you are printing documents for personal use, reusing discarded sheets is another way to reduce the use of paper.

Most households have a corner of the storeroom dedicated to dump newspapers. While some people have already adapted to electronic media to get their daily dose of world affairs, many still prefer to turn the pages every morning with a cup of tea or coffee.

For the latter, the old newspapers gathering dust can turn into valuable raw material for items of utility or home decor.

One such item is an upcycled dustbin made with perfectly woven strips of old newspapers. Use these handcrafted bins made of recycled paper as baskets for laundry, toys, planters, and magazines, among others.

You can buy the bins here.



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