Despite claims that we are moving towards a paperless environment, the most common material found in solid waste around the globe is paper. In fact, statistics show that as much as 10,000 sheets of paper are generated by the average American office work every year. That means that about two pounds of paper is generated by office works in the United States every single day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This isa na astonishing amount given that for every half a box of paper one 15-year old tree is used. While cutting down on paper use is the ideal, this is not always possible, particularly in certain industries. In addition there is a need to get rid of paper documents once they have outlived their usefulness.