I started thinking about what we can to do use less paper. Kellan's preschool reused brown paper bags for art projects. One day he came home with a decorated "vest" by cutting down the middle and creating holes for the neck and arms. We reuse grocery store bags, so I could set some aside once bags get too shabby to reuse. Newspaper could work too. Half the time our newspapers end up in the recycling bin unread. We might as well give it a second life. Unfortunately, paper with paint can't be recycled so I probably haven't found the perfect solution.
I've been curious about banana paper, a sustainable product made from banana plant fiber and reused paper products. Ecopaper and other websites sell it and, while it does cost more than the average pad or ream of paper, you can feel good knowing another tree wasn't cut down to manufacture it.
Do you have any paper saving methods?