Yes, why we have to use a piece of paper every time we want to write a note or make a draw to express an idea? No, we don't have to, because there are other ways to avoid all that waste of "nature resources". The Ceramic Notepad is a great example. It´s a UK product made by Yoyo Ceramics. If you are interested, you can also buy the specials pencils to write on it. They have many colors to choose. Off course, the marks can be removed, so you can write and draw forever.
And for your children, why you have to give them a sheet of paper every time they want to express their selves? Don't you think a blackboard it's a better idea? specially if we are talking about of a"Zuuz" one. Take a look of this great vinyls that also include a blackboard. They have many designs for the same product, all very pretty… I love this, "The Amsterdam Chalkboard".
Let's forget about paper for a while. Are you agree?