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Will the World Ever Go Completely Paperless?

Do you receive your bank statements via email or as traditional paper statements in your mailbox? Do you ask for a paper receipt, or have your receipt emailed to you when you make a purchase? These are decisions most people face every day not only for the sake of convenience but as part of society’s new level of environmental consciousness. 

By now, we all understand that saving the environment is of utmost importance. Using excess paper equates to fewer trees in nature and more waste sitting in landfills. This is why so many individuals and companies are choosing to go paperless when given the opportunity.

With more and more people making this eco-friendly choice, it begs the question… will the world ever go completely paperless

A digital illustration of laptop and smartphone. There are lots of yellow envelopes flying out from the devices. This image represents going paperless

3 Reasons the World Will Never Be Completely Paperless

While going paperless is positive in many ways, it’s unlikely the world will ever go completely paperless. Paper will always be around for a few crucial reasons. Check out just three of them here:


For many businesses, going paperless is just too much of an expense. The data and storage costs associated with storing all of their company’s information, paperwork, and files digitally can be pretty high. There’s also the expense of the hardware and technology necessary for storing information in this way.


You may think that going paperless would be more convenient than having physical paperwork, but that’s not the case for many companies. Providing a customer with a paper receipt printed outright at the cash register is far easier and less time-consuming than obtaining the customer’s email address and emailing them a receipt.


Even though there are benefits to going paperless, the use of paper is still important culturally. Using paper is ingrained within our culture in so many ways. Whether writing handwritten letters or having a class of kindergarteners draw artwork on paper, there is no way to eliminate paper completely from our everyday activities.

ShredQuick’s Shredding and Destruction Services To Manage Your Paper Documents

If your Florida household or business is in need of shredding services, call ShredQuick. We will take care of shredding your discarded documents, bills, personal information, and more. 

You can rest assured that we will shred and safely dispose of any information you no longer need. If your business has gone paperless and stores information digitally, we also provide hard drive destruction services

All of our services are onsite at your Florida location. We offer the following services to help Southwest and Central Florida businesses and residents manage their paper and media that’s no longer needed. Click here for a list of our service area locations.

Paper Shredding Services

As described in this article, the world isn’t going paperless anytime soon. As such, businesses and residents continue to need a convenient, secure way to manage their paper documents.

ShredQuick offers shredding services to both businesses and residents of Southwest and Central Florida. Our services are “AAA Certified” by the International Secure Information Governance & Management Association. Meaning, our services are of the highest security.

Our services are done onsite at your home or business location via our shred truck.

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Are You In Need Of Shredding Services?

If you’re a Florida business or resident and require shredding services, consider ShredQuick. We’d love to speak with you regarding your shredding services requirement. Just call ShredQuick at (866) 934-3300 or complete the form on this page to get a fast quote for your business or residence.

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