I really understand the meaning of us cutting down on paper.
Less Postal vans on the roads, and less pollution for the earth.
Less paper to be made.
It makes good sense.
But! until the last of my generation go...leave this plant for good, we still need both.
Not every one over 55 has a computer, or even knows how to use one.
So maybe in the next 20 years, it will be all computers.
Not before, there will still be a need to have Paper-statements and the like.
I prefer to receive soft copies of everything, as I save everything on my computer and ultimately then saved onto a separate hard drive as back-up. When required, I will print what I need. It's an expedient way of getting and storing information and cheaper (no postage fees or administrative fees).
I, for some unknown reason, prefer to get paper copies of accounts.
Even when they send them as an email, I always print them out.
This is possibly because I enter all my accounts, also for some unknown reason, onto the computer on to a accounting programme, so I need copies.
I don't think there is any account that I get purely online.
And yes, I know it is a waste of paper, however I recycle paper anyway once I am finished with it -I write a lot of notes and lists.
Interesting, as my two Banks REFUSE to email me my statements. No problem with telcos' or other businesses doing so! Much more 'user-friendly I find, & as they on email, I get to pay them on time, 'cos I see them daily!
Recently much of my australia post mail was returned to sender unknown address??. I have live at the same address for forty years. This caused a problem with lost statements etc and I was charged a late fee ( which I have since resoled) so went electronic. Definitely more efficient but who does it save money for, the corporations? Yes, they reduce staff etc, and don't pass on the saving to the consumners and now we do all the admin work!