Category: PAPERbecause

The Blueline By Domtar Fall Reading List

Fall is officially here and as the weather gets cooler I envision nights curled up near a fire with a steaming cup of hot tea or cocoa and of course a good book. This season there is no shortage of good reading material out there. Several of the current bestsellers are printed on none other than our very own Domtar paper. Here are a few titles to add to your fall reading list: ...

Smithsonian Spotlights America’s Mailing Industry

“America’s mailing industry is quite possibly the most successful government–private sector partnership in our nation’s history,” said Allen Kane, director of the museum. “We are excited to tell this story, as most people don’t even know the industry exists.” ...

Paper Use is on the Rise in the Classroom

It’s that time of year for students to head back to the classroom, and as every parent is diligently stocking up on school supplies, be sure to include plenty of paper. A recent report by the Paper and Packaging Board revealed that paper is thriving in the classroom, despite a generation of students who have never known the world without the internet. ...

A Paperless Education, Easier Said Than Done

According to the Sputnik News article, “Missing the Cut: Norway’s First Paperless School Fails to Cut Paper Waste”, a school in Drammen, Norway tried to drastically scale back on their paper usage but were not able to make much progress. ...

Do Children Exposed to Paper Books Earn More Money as Adults?

I can speak from experience that every parent wants their child to grow-up and be a smart, successful adult. It turns out that books, the real, physical, actual book, play an important role in a child’s future earning potential.  A recent study by Italy’s University of Padova, showed that children who grew up with 10 or more non-school books in the home earned more money as adults. ...

When Does a Piece of Paper Make a Difference?

A single piece of paper made a world of difference for many individuals in Colorado who were looking for a valuable link to their past.  Under a new Colorado law the state opened access to original birth certificates for adoptees earlier this year. ...

Nothing Compares to a Handwritten Note

With the recent release of our latest Paper Because video, “PaperPal”, I’ve learned that the handwritten word holds a place in the hearts of people that nothing can replace. The purpose of the PaperPal program was to connect generations through letter writing. After we released the PaperPal video the response to the program was overwhelming. So many people love the personal conversation of...

Cursive: The All Natural Remedy for Dyslexia

Studies have previously shown that cursive handwriting can improve hand-eye coordination, brain development, language, memory and comprehension. Did you know though, that it is proven to help with dyslexia as well? ...