Why should we do anything?
The advent of computers was meant to produce what we call a paperless office, however, hardware or electricity failures and people wanting to have hard copies of emails means that just as much paper is being used.
~ Solutions ~
Office paper recycling bin - for clean office paper waste.
Make sure that the clean paper you don't want any more is not being wasted.
Might involve extra cost, as well as the container needing to be set up.
Re-use your scraps - why only use one side of the paper?
Cheaper, as no need to buy scribble pads, and you can still recycle.
Recycled paper - for photocopiers.
Looks the same as regular paper. Reduce the need for trees to be cut down. A full circle - use recycled paper, and recycle it.
It is more expensive.
Email signature is a good way of communicating with those who would receive.
e.g. "please don't print this email out unless necessary" or "the environment thanks you for not printing out this email"
Might not affect the recipient unless they have an alternative, but at least gets them thinking about better practices.
Comments/questions/clarification/something to add? We need your input!