Whether you are a business or residential you should really think about destroying any confidential documents securely. This helps cut down on your personal information falling into the wrong hand’s. Identity theft is an ever-increasing crime for both hard copy documents and cyber crime. One waste sack in the house would take about a month to fill with unwanted documents that have your personal details attached.
It also encourages to segregate paper as the waste sack can be used as a place to put all recyclable paper into.
For the office, an open waste sack can be used or a locked console can be supplied. The locked console helps with confidentiality of the documents once discarded.
So why should we recycle?
Burying waste paper as landfill releases methane gas, which is 23 times higher and more harmful to the environment than CO2
On average, the production of virgin fibre paper, followed by incineration uses twice as much energy than it takes to produce recycled paper.
Recycling reduces CO2 emissions by 20% in comparison with incinerating the paper.
Paper fibres can be recycled and unbelievable 20 times.
The process of creating recycled paper uses 31% less energy than the creation of virgin fibre paper.
Producing a tonne of recycled paper takes 35,000 fewer litres of water than producing one tonne of virgin fibre paper.
It takes 1.2 tonnes of recycled fibres to produce 1 tonne of recycled paper, but it would take 2.5 tonnes of wood to make 1 tonne of virgin fibre paper.
Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees and more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
In addition, recycling creates up to ten times more jobs in comparison to sending waste to landfill.
There are still many companies and homes that could benefit from a secure shredding service. By using a secure shedding service not only can you put your mind at rest that your private documents are kept confidential and securely destroyed, but you are also helping the environment.