There are three R's in lots of things, the three R's I am talking about here are Reuse, Recycle and Reduce.
Reduce impact using eco friendly paints: Here is a list of eco friendly paints: How much energy is saved per item
Here is one that compares the environmental impacts of plastic vs Paper:
All though I do not agree with everything in this article, it is worth reading: Myths debunked
Wanna recycling in Cape Town
Recycling in cape town