Don’t buy scratch pads anymore unless they are made of recycled content. I’ve started using the backs of envelopes from junk mail for grocery lists. It works just fine and then I recycle them afterwards. Another option is using the back side of printing once you’ve used the side you need. You could save paper from home and/or work to use for scratch pads. If you wanted to put a little time and effort into it you could cut down the paper to scratch pad size and staple them together or use scrap cardboard to make a cover and put in punch holes to tie them together. You win three ways by doing this; save money, save trees, save your conscience.
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