This is a copy of an earlier post I did about using recycled paper in the notebook. Since one side is always glued to the book it is a good idea to conserve where you can. My principal is a huge fan of this part of notebooking since it supports his efforts to reduce paper consumption ($$).
During one of our back-to-school meetings where all staff was present I told teachers that I would be recycling paper into our notebooks. I set up a bin (the top lid of a paper box with recycle written all over it) in the copier room and asked teachers if they have messed up a copy to please but it in the box because I can use the back side. It worked out great. Everyone was making back to school copies and I have plenty of material to work with.
Last year I started recycling late and even though I set up a box nobody really contributed or people chucked it. This year I will have plenty of material to work with.
It has been three weeks and I probably should have told folks to make sure the copies are all going in the same direction. Currently when I grab a stack I have the blank side every which way, which is irrating when you are in a hurry and you have to sort the stack so all the blank sides are going the same way. We have a staff meeting this week and I will clarify, which should help. All in all it is going well though.