In trying to be environmentally responsible in our lives, I try to apply that to my business as well. I print my shipping labels from home, which means I don't have to drive to the post office several times a week. I've experimented with several different ways to do my packaging and labels, and found one that works well.
I print labels on self-adhesive sheets which means I don't have to use tape to get the printed USPS label onto my package. I chose to re-use the backing paper to print my care instructions that go out with new customer orders. The paper is a little shiny and may feel strange in your hands while reading it, but I figured why just throw out that paper (which is not recyclable since its waxed), I'll re-use it! So, if you're wondering why I chose the paper I did...it's all in the name of GREEN!