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Change in computer paper consumption

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1
    Have computers increased or decreased the consumption of paper to date?
     
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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Huge increase - can't find the figures, but paper production has been going steadily up for the last 20years.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2008 #3
    If I must use computer paper, I use both sides where possible.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2008 #4

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    It's more than just having printers at home - there has been a huge rise in the amount of paper generated for each transaction.
    When letters and invoices had to be hand typed they cost money so you minimised the amount you sent. Now it's cheaper to generate the letter than decide if it's needed - thats why my cell phone company sends me a letter each month to remind me that my online bill is ready.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2008 #5

    LMAO. Don't just email you a response or something? Can't you just opt for a paperless bill, I know most banks and cell phones carriers do that here in the States.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2008 #6

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    Yes I have an online bill - they send me a mailing to tell me my online bill is ready!
    They also include a load of junk flyerswith ti.
     
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