There are terms which are not very common and literally not common to most of us, and the industry has a lot of it. The tag "made of recycled materials" is very common and easily understood, but how about the other terms which the industry has been putting to their products which only they can understand. It's important for you to be familiar with these terms so as not be fooled by fraud products and other third party manufacturer. Let's say for example, you want to purchase printer paper, you might encounter some paper products that has a description of "virgin materials", it means that the paper you were about to buy is made from original source and not recycled.
Consider buying alternatives from which you can save a lot of money. There's a lot of alternatives products for you to choose from, and that are now available. Still don't take for granted the durability and quality of what you purchase, it may be cost effective and budget friendly but is the quality worth enough. Don't take let the price fool you, it may cheaper but if it's compromising the products quality, then forget about it.
When you're printing, try to diminish the amount of work that you need to print. Some are just printing whatever they wanted and are not concern about how much money they are wasting from those not so important files they print. If you can't help your self from printing all the stuffs you want, then use eco friendly toner cartridges and ink cartridges for your printer equipment. They are less expensive and performs well enough when compared to original print cartridges, but be sure from where you would purchase these printer supplies. Remanufactured toner cartridges and ink cartridges are made of recycled empty and used print cartridges, returned by most consumers.
Conserve as much as you could, preserve whatever is available that can be preserve. Millions of trees are being cut each year just to provide the sustainability of the market consumers demand for paper materials. Also, hundreds of our natural resources that are none renewable are getting more and more scarce, which not all of us are aware of this issue. If you can't do recycling then at least promote it, value it, purchase it, and practice it as well.