But I do not want to have to explain to all my clients what I am up to. Is this approach what clients are now expecting.
On the days of yore, a professional accountancy firm would send out letters using best thick paper and also single-sided typing for that professional look. Maybe even extra spacing between typed lines for that extra layer of wastefulness.
A minority of firms (the largest ones) would also wastefully bind copy tax returns using thick, expensive card and plastic sheeting, using thick plastic spines or plastic binding combs. I suspect that most of these client copies would end up in the bin or gathering dust in a pile at the client's home.
I think those days have now gone, and from what I can see, many individuals are very waste-conscious (apart from the fly-tipping criminal element, and those too lazy to bother with recycling).
I have decided from now on to send out all correspondence double-sided to try and halve waste. It also cuts down on postage and paper costs.
Do the readers think that most clients nowadays are environmentally switched on enough to expect a minimalist approach to paper use, even though it does not have that "professional look" from decades ago.
I have on the odd occasion told clients what I am up to and they never even batted an eyelid.
Or, does it look "cheap and nasty".