Paper and Paper Products
There are many ways to re-use existing paper, or avoid using paper altogether.
• Use the blank side of one-sided paper before recycling it.
• Instead of paper towels or paper napkins, use cloth napkins, tea towels and dish cloths.
• Re-use envelopes by placing labels over the old addresses.
• Instead of paper lunch bags, use lunch boxes or reusable cloth bags.
• Think of imaginative alternatives to gift-wrap, like re-using colorful boxes, gift bags or fabric.
• If you have to use paper, then buying recycled paper products “closes the loop" and helps maintain a healthy market for materials collected for recycling.
Office paper, newspapers, junk mail, computer paper, phone books, magazines, catalogues and paperback books can be recycled in your municipal curbside program or at recycling depots. Staples, paper clips, small amounts of tape and envelope windows don't have to be removed.
Recycling Council of BC