Shredding is not only a safe and secure way to get rid of documents, but it also ensures your paper is recycled, which in turn is a great way to contribute to helping the environment. Most of the paper shredded and then recycled is also used to create additional paper products. This helps to prevent cutting down even more trees from thriving forests.
Even if you don’t use a shredding company to dispose of your confidential documents, you should consider using one in the future for environmental purposes. Not only is it a cost-effective solution to keeping your confidential documents safe, it’s much less harmful to the environment that styrofoam and other packaging products.
At Mobile Record Shredders, we recycle 100% of the paper we shred. We will not only ensure your documents are destroyed, but will also make sure they are recycled. Contact us for more information on our green practices and your shredding environmental impact.
What Type of Material Do You Shed?
We have so many people ask us about what exactly can they shred.
The answer is, just about anything! Instead of using conventional strip-cut shredders, like the shredders you purchase for your home office, we use crosscut shredding trucks to take care of your shedding needs. This crosscut technology reduces paper to extremely fine pieces, similar to confetti.
Additionally, the crosscut technology makes the paper so fine, that it is virtually impossible to reconstruct the documents again to avoid identity theft and breeches in confidentiality.
This crosscut process destroys anything from paper, to fabric, plastics, and metals. Wondering what to do with those old CDs and DVDs that you rarely use on your computer anymore? Shred!
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The Brief History of Paper Shredding
Do you know the history of shredding? Well if not, here is a quick run down on how it all started.
The very first shredder was invented in Piercefiled, New York by inventor Abbot Augusts Lowe in 1909. His invention consisted of a “waste paper receptacle” that was created to improve the way paper was disposed of. He filed a patent for it, but his product was never actually manufactured.
Move forward to 1935, Adolf Ehinger manufactured a “hand-crank pasta maker” in Germany. Where he used it to shred documents during World War II. He later converted the hand-crank to an electric motor and marketed it as a paper shredder to government agencies and financial institutions. In 1959 his company also manufactured the first cross-cut paper shredder and continues to do so under the company name EBA Krug & Priester GmbH & Co.
It was rare for individuals or smaller companies to use paper shredders until the mid-1980s. Shredders were generally still only used by government agencies and financial institutions until this time. After the California vs. Greenwood Supreme Court ruling in 1988, that states the Fourth Amendment does not prohibit the warrantless search and seizure of garbage left for collection outside of the home, shredders started becoming more popular among concerned patrons and companies alike. Privacy concerns were high and identity theft cases continue to rise.
And with that historical summary, make sure to shred important documents. Mobile Record Shredders is here to help. Find out more on our services page or contact us today.
Going Green while Safeguarding your Documents
At Mobile Record Shredders we not only take pride in safeguarding your confidential documents, but we also recycle 100% of the paper we shred. So, in addition to knowing your confidential information is out of harms way, you are also being environmentally conscious when choosing to use our services.
Our eco-friendly focus ensures that the paper we shed is recycled using green practices. As you may know, our shredding efforts per bale (otherwise known as 1,000 pounds of shredded paper) when recycled, translates to the following green practices:
• Our shredding services save 9 trees, for one bale of paper
• It also reduces 1.5 cubic yards of landfill
• Eliminates 2000 kilowatt-hours of electricity
• And reduces the use of 3500 gallons of water
Even as companies include more green practices in their workplace and turn to paperless management systems, our services are here to help keep you secure. Our electronic recycling partnership with Blue Star Recyclers allows us to further our green practices to destroy electronics. As you may know, safeguarding your electronics and documents housed on those devices also helps you to keep confidential information safe.