I was visiting a site of a potential customer of ours looking for their stand on sustainability and found that they were partners in a program that promotes the reduction of paper. It is referenced on their site as: “ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge Best Practices for Office Paper Management program”
When I searched this phrase, it lead me to an article here: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/environ/climatechallenge/officepaperandwastewise.authcheckdam.pdf and in this article, there was a link to WasteWise http://www.epa.gov/wastewise a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that encourages organizations to reduce municipal solid waste, can facilitate office paper management and quantification of the benefits.
The reason I am writing about this, is to make everyone aware that we have a program designed to assist any corporation, that currently uses a great number of 3-ring binders, or any other format where they combine single or multiple document sets together, to support efforts to reduce or eliminate printed paper binders from their offices by replacing them with our program, www.TheDigitalBinder.com (there is a two minute video on this product on our site, but here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe40zll15Pc ).
We hope to demonstrate this program to you and get some feedback and help as to how we may assist in escalating these sustainability initiatives to new levels.
Effectively, The Digital Binder is a business software tool that will integrate with firms Document Management Software programs and other Billing Software and File Sharing and Storage programs and will give them a familiar “user experience” that will assist in the migration from using paper to going more “paper-less” as it pertains to sets of multiple documents; document sets that burn through hundreds of thousands of tons (likely millions of tons) of paper every year in North America.
In articles like the one I reference to from The American Bar Association, above, they list a couple of paper reduction initiatives, but they are missing out on how to go a step further and eliminate the need to print in the first place and I think it comes from a general lack of knowledge what resources are available out there for corporations to tap into.
In real life, firms like Kennedys LLP have taken great strides towards the elimination of paper creation in specific areas of their business, see their Case Study here: http://kennedys.thedigitalbinder.com
We believe that “going paperless” is difficult for the users to implement only because the changes in what people see are so dramatic; it is effectively “too much for the brain to take on” all at once. Thus, we have introduced a program that offers a visual that users are familiar with, that is just as simple to use, only one that is extremely powerful in taking firms from where they are, through to “paper-less” and closer to “paperless”.
Our program, if properly positioned and discussed in the marketplace, will be an effective tool in the reduction of waste, assist in the practice of environmental stewardship and will simplify the waste-handling through elimination before paper document creation.
We look forward to hearing from you with your thoughts and input soon, please comment on our Blog post with your thoughts and additional ideas of ways to reduce or eliminate the creation of paper document sets, or reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss further.