Using both sides of paper will decrease the amount of paper you use and therefore have to buy. Keep a drawer or box in your office or kitchen dedicated to scrap paper. When you have finished with paper but you have only used one side, add it to the pile to be reused at a later stage.Instead of recycling paper, try and repurpose or reuse it first. Reuse unwanted pieces of paper with one blank side as scrap or for children’s drawing. Shredded paper can also be donated to pet shops, as it can be used for the puppy, kitten, and hermit crab enclosures.If your boss isn't looking, try learning a bit of origami. It's immensely good for relaxation and if you get caught, it's also an excellent OH&S defence.Paper can be composted; just shred it and add it to your compost bin. Remember that your compost needs to be moist, so if you add to much newspaper, then it will be too dry. For more information on composting see our How to Compost tip.