Save the brown paper used as packing material in the boxes you get in the mail. You could recycle it but it would be even better to reuse that paper in other ways.
This is what I’m talking about.
I roll it up and put it away until needed.
Besides an amusement for my cat, it can be reused in so many crafty ways.
One example is as a protective table cloth when doing craft projects.
Here students are painting bread dough ornaments made during one of my workshops.