Shredding has 2 main benefits – security and reducing your carbon footprint. Every business is ideally going to be considering how they can protect their company from any data breaches or loss of confidential information, but many companies also choose to address their environmental impact. Paper shredding is something that contributes to improving both of these areas.
Recycling shredded paper
Some people worry about sending their paper waste to be recycled because of the security risks of leaving the documents intact with secure information on them. However, shredded paper can be recycled in the same way – fibres are separated, pulp screened, ink removal completed and then the pulp left is combined with a newly created pulp in order to create something new.
Environmental benefits of recycling your shredding
Recycling your paper waste as a business can have a big impact on the environment, which is great for your own internal policies but also to demonstrate responsible use of resources to your customers. The process of recycling used paper helps to reduce CO2 emissions, cuts energy consumption (compared to creating new products from scratch), reduces water usage, saves landfill space and saves forests by reducing the demand for trees being cut down. These things can help you to implement green policies within your business, such as a “zero landfill” policy on all paper waste.
What needs shredding for security?
Of course there is also the obvious benefit of shredding, which is added security for your business and customer information. It’s not always easy to determine what counts as “confidential” and requires shredding. The best way to overcome this is to simply shred all paper documentation once it is no longer needed, and this will be the surest way to ensure that no data is compromised. We provide storage receptacles and bins to store this paper waste, and can collect it to shred and recycle as often as you like – so this will never need to take up lots of your workspace!
Whatever industry you are in, from Finance to Healthcare, and more, we can take care of your paper waste, shredding on-site reduces the risk of any information being breached during the transportation process. We even provide you with a certificate to guarantee secure destruction, to give both you and your clients and employees peace of mind that all data once contained on these documents is now unrecoverable, before it is even taken to be recycled.
Find out more about our paper shredding services for security and to help reduce your environmental impact by calling our team today on 0800 181 4106.