The more we recycle, the less waste goes into our landfills, which in turn significantly reduces our carbon footprint. Who wouldn’t want to contribute to a cleaner and greener environment? Although corporate recycling programs play a significant role in a healthier environment, they can also unwittingly increase privacy breach risks for an organization.
A blue bin under your desk is an excellent for recycling paper, but if a document is sent directly to a paper recycling processing plant you run the risk of exposing confidential information. To avoid this risk, it is imperative that private documents are securely shredded prior to making their way to a recycling facility.
As a Shred Guard client, all of your material is securely shredded so none of your information can be deciphered. We are proud to be a NAID AAA Certified document destruction company, utilizing equipment and practices that render your documents completely unidentifiable. We then make certain every last particle of the shredded paper is 100% recycled. Following shredding, all paper is baled and sent to a secure facility, where it is used to manufacture new paper products.
Today, the waste stream consists of up to 40% paper, making it the most common material being thrown out. Recycled paper reduces of greenhouse gas emissions considerably and plays a major role in minimizing deforestation, preventing further destruction of our precious trees. When paper is produced from recycled particles, the energy used to do so is lowered significantly compared to that consumed producing virgin paper pulp. In addition, with every ton of paper recycled you save:
• 17 trees
• 7,000 gallons of water
• 60 gallons of air pollution
• 3 cubic yards of landfill space
• 41,000 kilowatts of energy
Since the use of paper is so prominent in our everyday lives, it’s vital all documents are disposed of in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner.
Shred Guard firmly believes that the more each company can play its part in contributing to environmentally responsible practices, the healthier our planet will become. We’ll continue to do our part by recycling all of your shredded confidential documents.
To find out more about our paper recycling and paper shredding practices, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.