The CIA has information so secret that they require shredding before it is burned. You might say this isn’t a very green way to destroy information but that is no longer the case. They now use the energy generated from the incinerator to heat water at CIA Headquarters. And if you ever wondered how much the CIA shreds — 20 tons of paper every year.
We don’t burn the paper after it is shredded but we do have it mixed with water and turned back into paper pulp. The pulp is used to make new paper. Your information is absolutely destroyed and the recycling done. Here are some more tips to help make every office more green.