Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
Paper is one of the easiest things to sort and recycle, so make sure you don't throw away any used paper and cardboard. It can be used to make new paper and cardboard, as well as pakaging, tissues, paper napkins and tablecloths, and toilet paper. As for your magazines, before puting them in the recycling, offer them to the waiting room of your local doctor, dentist, or hairdresser, where they will be read again and again.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller
Personal note: I came across a great piece of advice while watching 'No Impact Man', by Colin Beavin. He suggests to unsubscribe from mail/magazines you do not want to receive. In America, one gets so many promotional flyers, booklets, papers which go directly into the trash can. I need to find out how I can go about recycling these. Usually one finds recycle-boxes close to the library, shopping areas.
Also, in India, there is the concept of 'Kabadi' or 'Raddi'. A person referred to as the 'kabadi-wala' drives around and buys (yes, buys!) your plastic bottles, papers directly from your house. He then segregates them and sends them forth for recycling/use. It is a very effective system. Here's an interesting video by HCLTechtube on how simple it is!