Call it a professional deviation, but I just can’t restrain myself from giving printed paper with lots of white space a second chance. Every print, from whatever source, whose informational value has expired is inspected for reuse. Single sided prints are routinely put in a basket under my desk. Even double sided prints with inviting wide open eyes join in. Whenever I want to make a volatile note, todo list, memo, drawing, you name it, I take a sheet from the basket below to give it a renewed destination. Finally, when my scribbles are out-of-date and all white space is used up, the sheet is demoted to a second basket that acts as an intermediate station to the municipal paper recycling station.
Paper is precious and this is my personal reuse strategy. What is yours?