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Posted on: December 3, 2010

Q:  How can I learn more about recycling?

A:  Here are some links:

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

How to reduce paper waste by purchasing blank, print your own products

About our recycled products: What’s available?

Practical tips: how our office handles recycling

Learn the rules of paper recycling

What are the easiest products to recycle?

Recycling Comes to a Post Office Near You

How many times can you recycle a piece of paper?

What happens if I put the wrong thing in the recycling bin?

There is also an online resource called RecycleBank, which provides rewards for recycling and being environmentally conscious.


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Posted on: October 27, 2010

Duplex printing is good for the environment, your wallet, and your filing cabinet:

*reduces paper waste

*saves paper

*print outs takes up less space in your filing system

Microsoft® resources available:

*How do I know if my printer has duplex printing capability?  Can I set my printer to do this automatically?

*How do I manually duplex print?


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Posted on: October 22, 2010

Another way to recycle paper, before it even reaches your office, is to place it in the recycling bins available at post offices nationwide.

 “Lobby recycling is an important part of the Postal Service’s conservation efforts, because it helps divert paper waste from landfills and helps our bottom line, making us greener and smarter.”

Photos of the recycling containers and a complete list of participating Post Offices can be found in the USPS green newsroom and at

From USPS News Release: Recycling Comes to a Post Office Near You


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Posted on: October 8, 2010

Here are some resources to assist you Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.:


ink and toner cartridges




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Posted on: October 1, 2010

Confused about how to start paper recycling? 

We stumbled upon an article that goes over some of the questions a new paper recycler might have.

See our recycled products, tips on reducing, reusing, and recycling paper, and how our office handles recycling.


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Posted on: September 24, 2010

Get inspired by a civic organization who holds a community event offering document shredding that will be recycled into other paper products.  Proceeds will be reinvested in the community.

See our recycled products and tips on reducing, reusing, and recycling paper.


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Posted on: September 3, 2010

Here’s how I started a recycling initiative in my office:

1. I located a company and 2 schools near our office that accept mixed paper for recycling.

2. Then, I determined which recycled papers were accepted (office paper, envelopes, phone books, catalogs,

newspapers, junk mail, books, tissue/cereal boxes, etc.).

3. I am the designated person to take the paper for recycling to the location.

4. Next, I put recycling bins at everyone’s desk and in common areas.

5. Finally, I advised staff that I would collect the items at the end of each month and posted a note on each box of the restrictions.


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Posted on: July 27, 2010

Use recycled paper.

Print in duplex mode or choose the option to print more than 1 sheet per page.

Reduce margin size and eliminate headers and footers.

Use postcards.

Order blank products that you can customize for multiple purposes.


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