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As the founder of one of the most popular dental practices in the Greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Sid Solomon must share a great deal of information with his patients while also remaining mindful of the importance of utilizing conservation efforts. Known for being well ahead of the curve when it comes to recycling and conservation, Dr. Solomon was also one of the first to offer patients the option to send and receive information through a digital platform rather than through traditional, paper-based methods.

While Dr. Solomon has always been on the cutting edge in this regard, he is also keenly aware of the fact that many patients continue to benefit from the use of paper-based communication. Even though it seems as though there has been a complete digital transition in recent years, the truth is that there is still a large segment of the population that has difficulty accessing digital communication tools. For the sake of these patients, Dr. Solomon has made sure that paper-based communication is still an option by using environmentally friendly materials in every circumstance possible.

luigi-wewege-596pxThere have been many recent calls to drastically reduce or entirely eliminate the use of paper in a variety of circumstances in which a digital shift has already — at least for the most part — taken place. For most people, this makes plenty of sense, particularly since it seems that just about every person has an Internet-connected smartphone with them everywhere from golf course to the remote wilderness.

So when banks and other financial institutions made a concerted effort to eliminate paper billing statements, the overwhelming majority of consumers offered what amounted to a collective shrug. As a shrewd finance expert like Luigi Wewege might point out, there is a fairly sizable demographic that may be adversely affected by such a change, and that demographic just happens to be an at-risk population that already faces substantial financial burdens hindering their economic stability.

For individuals and families lacking high-speed Internet in their homes, a switch to digital billing statements would increase the likelihood of a missed payment that would yield unnecessary harm to their credit rating. Even for those who have high-speed Internet access, the sheer volume of email the average person receives each day would make it very easy to overlook a digital billing statement.

Low-income and elderly households are also less likely to possess a high level of technological literacy, so digital billing processes may not be as intuitive to individuals in these demographics when compared to others. The unfamiliarity could also make it more likely that this group is disproportionally targeted in the phishing scams that would be easily recognized by others who have used digital services for far longer and in a greater number of circumstances. While digital billing seems like a great idea, the paper option is still a necessity and represents something of a social good for a large number of people.

With the capital of Sydney residing within its borders, New South Wales has long been recognized as one of the most popular destinations among travelers visiting Australia. While it is hard to identify just a handful of “must-see” destinations when there are so many great places to visit throughout New South Wales, Australian travel expert Stuart Lyall was able to recommend three destinations he believes are most likely to hold the most widespread appeal for travelers with diverse interests.

Sydney Opera House

Perhaps the most recognizable sight among visitors to the country is the Sydney Opera House. Lyall suggests that travelers see the architectural marvel from as many angles as possible, including from the Sydney Harbour and, if possible, from its interior as well. Visiting the Sydney Opera House also means that travelers will have the opportunity to explore the downtown area and will also be able to get a glimpse of the Harbour Bridge.

Blue Mountains National Park

New South Wales is a wonderful place for anyone who appreciates the outdoors, and Blue Mountains National Park is a particularly beautiful example of Australia’s unique natural setting. With rivers and plateaus contributing to the spectacular view, Lyall sees Blue Mountains National Park as a place in which travelers can experience aspects of the Aboriginal culture while also communing with nature and viewing the famed Three Sisters up close and in person.

Port Macquarie

The entire coastline of New South Wales is known for its perfect surf breaks, and Port Macquarie is certainly not an exception. In addition to enjoying its thriving surf culture, visitors can relax on the beautiful beaches, try their hand at fishing or can simply keep a fixed gaze on the horizon with the hope of catching a glimpse of the whales that frequent the waters of Port Macquarie. For those interested in wildlife, Stuart Lyall suggests a visit to Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, where travelers can get an up-close view of some exceptionally lively Koalas along with an impressive array of other animals native to Australia and to New South Wales in particular.

If you asked people in the 1980’s and before then if the newspaper would ever be replaced, the most common answer you’d get would be a laugh followed by a strange look. While other people understand things are meant to be replaced, the people who hate change would fight to keep their newspaper.

The fact is, it’s true. Social media is pushing it’s way through paper and making newspapers become more and more obsolete. The reason why is because printing costs money and that money compounded over time every day for the news comes out to be so much money. That money is technically being wasted and thrown away because writing and reading news on the internet is cheaper and more convenient. You are able to get the news on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. The news with social media and technology is everywhere.

Take a look at Kim Bettasso’s profile she has created. Before, we would use paper to give all the information that you see here. She has given her qualifications and experience of the past and present. She has included so much information and rather than printing off several hundred copies of this profile, it’s all online where anyone can view it at any time. This is just another valid way of how paper is becoming less and less of a necessity over the course of time.


Paper, much like salt, has many uses–over 14,000 uses actually. The uses of paper seem to be dwindling as technology speed up in evolving the world as we know it. As the years ago on, more trees are destroyed and people are waking up to the fact that trees take time and our world is suffering majorly for it. Everything can be good in moderation.

With the awareness of paper use and trees being depleted, people are finding new ways to do things. For example, Karl Jobst DDS was one of the first business to introduce using cotton swabs in his dental procedures rather than rolled up paper swabs. Eventually, the use of paper will drop even further until paper is a thing of the past. Everything will be electronic.

As more and more people get their news electronically the newspaper business is dying.  I you are one of the hold outs that just like to hold the paper in your hands consider this.untitled (136) imagesI07NZXPW  Every newspaper is yesterdays news.  You smart phone will provide you up to the minute breaking news.  Why spend the money as the Drudge Report is free to view.  Fox News has an app as well.  I never bother with the newspapers any more.  Tim DeCapua likes newspapers for the bottom of the bird cage.  that is the best use for newspaper as the news is always a day late.  Maybe you read the want adds?

untitled (5) imagesPDJF1PAZWhat is the best paper for your printer?  It takes one kind for an ink jet and another for a laser.  OK that seems logical so why are there several kinds for each kind of printer?  Different weights and shiny or sateen?  What is a guy to do?  Don’t even start looking at card stock or image papers it will drive you insane.  Ever put paper in the printer and it wont feed right?  Well that happens al the time.  Don’t expect much help as the people selling the paper is lost too.  http://www.lukeweil.info/ can help you find that perfect paper for the job.

My kids used to get a kick out of making paper planes.  The different designs were quite imaginative and the cost was minimal.  It goes to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune to occupy your kids.  The best planesimagesXF68Y2BB imagesGGZFIS0R would fly the furthest.  If you made it short then it would do loops.  Straight and narrow wins the race to the best flyer.  If you have time for your kids and don’t have a bunch of money I would bust out the construction paper and have fun.  My interview in April was a tribute to dads everywhere.

untitled (281) Recyclable-Items-Sign-NHE-14150_300 images7VIX2LEAIf you would like to help the environment and recycle your paper products it is important to use the right kind of paper.  Card board is widely recycled and is a good choice if you would like to recycle.  The other consideration is the ink you use.  Some inks make the paper more difficult to recycle as the dye permeates the paper causing the pulp to be off color.  A real recycling program should start out using paper sources from recycled stock.  Tim DeCapua is a paper recycler and can assist you in the right choices of paper. The paper you choose will dictate how environmentally friendly you can be.

untitled (246) untitled (245)Most companies are going to electronic data storage and plan the do the paper cut.  Electronic data is easier to store and search.  Companies are more and more finding that the old paper record need to be backed up in a hard drive somewhere.  With cloud storage the security of knowing that your records are safe is a great benefit.  If you need to store that paper be careful to find a dry environment.  Nothing worse that moldy records. Kim Bettasso is a paper saver along with Vincent Malfitano and will not give in to the electronic age. Some day paper will not even exist as a document storage record.