Ever since the 1980s, when computers started becoming increasingly popular and utilized in the workplace, some have stated that society was moving aggressively towards becoming “paperless”. While that prediction proved untrue throughout the 1980s and 1990s, it did begin to see traction during the first decade of the new millennium. According to RISI World Pulp Annual Historical Data 2010, paper consumption in North America dropped from just over 100 million tonnes in 2000 to just under 80 million tonnes in 2009. Likewise, paper consumption in Western Europe dropped from about 75 million to about 65 million tonnes during that same period of time. While other parts of the world are using about the same amount of paper (and indeed China’s consumption has risen dramatically), it does appear as though the trend towards a paperless society has at least begun in North America and Western Europe.