I don't know about other schools but Princess1 is in 1st Grade and brings home a TON of papers. This includes her artwork, others homework assignments, papers she started to write a story on but only wrote one word, flyers, newsletters, etc. I was feeling guilty about throwing so much paper away. And then I realized that I could reuse some and recycle some (and of course save those most precious ones). How do I reuse them? If the paper is 8 1/2 x 11 and in decent condition (not folded, wrinkled, torn, etc), and is only printed on one side, I put it in my printer to print coupons! Coupons only need 1 side to be printed on and the clerks at the grocery store don't care what's on the reverse side as long as the barcode is readable.
That works for me. I feel less guilty because I'm not just throwing everything away and I'm saving money in two ways - not buying as much paper AND using coupons.
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