Shredding and the Environment
Does shredding affect the earth? Of course, it does, and it's an extremely positive one here at Mobile Record Shredders since we recycle all destroyed material.
The Paper Waste Problem
The U.S. Ecological Protection Agency (EPA) reports that paper items made up more than 27 percent of all city waste in 2010. Luckily, it's anything but difficult to keep paper out of the waste stream and landfill.
Organizations that reuse their disposed of paper items are keeping the earth clean, healthy and maintainable—reused paper doesn't go to a landfill. Rather it goes into making reused paper items which would somehow or another be produced using new crude materials.
When you have your confidential and sensitive paper records and reports shredded by Mobile Record Shredders, not only can you rest assured that all personally identifiable information and confidential client data has been rendered unrecoverable, but also you can know that all of the shredded byproducts has been recycled.
Spare a Tree, or Better yet, an Entire Forest
By partnering with Mobile Record Shredders you also fulfill an environmental responsibility. We recycle mass amounts of paper each year. As indicated by the Environmental Protection Agency, every ton of recycled paper fiber saves:
- 17 trees
- 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
- 360 gallons of water
- 60 pounds of pollutants
- 10,400 kilowatts of power
- Each ton of paper reused can spare what might as well be called 165 gallons of fuel!
What happens to the Paper Waste Shredded by Mobile Record Shredders?
All of the paper waste our mobile shredding trucks generate is recycled. As indicated by the EPA, the destroyed paper is utilized by factories to make buyer items, for example:
- Paper towels
- Toilet Paper
In addition, a mixed grade recycled paper is used as:
- Secondary fiber in the production of new paper
- The crude material in non-paper items, for example:
- Gypsum wallboard
- Material felt
- Cellulose protection
- Formed mash items like egg containers
Document Destruction: There's No Better Way to Shred
Ensure your personal records and sensitive archives are safely destroyed and recycled by Mobile Record Shredders.
Mobile Record Shredders has AAA Certification from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).