My Grandmother was printing on both sides of the paper well into her 90’s. My Dad does the same thing. Guess what I do? You’ve got it, print on both sides.
There are additional ways to use less paper for your printer:
-keep paper you no longer need, and use on the reverse side (like my Grandmother did)
-print to PDF, for later use
-print 2 to a page, using the setting in your printer settings
-don’t print unless you are sure you need to. Save the page in your documents until you are sure you want it.
-utilize your smart phone for recipes and other docs that you would throw away after use