The UK is producing more than 20 million tonnes of paper waste annually, with over 85% of that being produced by the business community. With so much paper being wasted, the environmental impact is huge. Shred-on-Site have a ‘green’ approach to business, which is why we recycle your documents for you once they have been shredded. But how does this help the environment?
Recycling shredded paper saves energy
Manufacturing products from new raw materials uses a far greater amount of energy then using recycled materials. This also gets rid of the cost of cleaning up and protecting the environment when extracting raw materials, as well as transporting them.
Pollution is reduced by recycling shredded paper
Minimising the amount of energy needed to manufacture products also reduces the emission of greenhouse gases. Energy saved during the manufacturing process has a huge positive impact on global climate change. Fossil fuels such as coal and diesel, used in the production of paper from raw materials, give out harmful greenhouse gases. This is also decreased through recycling as much paper as possible.
Recycling shredded paper preserves natural resources
Reduction in the amount of trees used in manufacturing paper saves the finite, limited number of trees, helping us to make the most out of them. With every tonne of paper that is recycled, we can save 17 trees.
Space is saved by recycling shredded paper
Landfill space is constantly being filled up with recyclable materials which could have been re-used. Gradually, landfill space is filling up, so reducing waste and recycling as much as possible will mean taking up less landfill space.
Shred-on-Site is dedicated to being as green as we can
We recycle all of the paper we shred to provide you will a hassle-free eco-friendly approach to the destruction of your secure documents. Our on-site shredding service improves your recycling capabilities without the need for extra man-power.
After we shred your documents on-site, we take the shredding paper back to our warehouse to pulp it and make it into cubes, which can then be transported to be recycled and reused. As document shredding specialists, we help you to meet all the legal obligations of paper shredding, whilst protecting the environment.
To find out more about our shredding process and how Shred-on-Site can help your business contribute to the environment and securely destroy your documents, contact us today.
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