The Sustainability of Paper Shredding

Did you know the average American uses seven trees per year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees, consuming 30% of the world’s paper? According to SUNY Downstate Medical Center Green Initiative the average U.S. worker alone goes through 10,000 pieces of a paper per year.

Based on these facts it is understandable companies and citizens have begun building more sustainable workspaces in hopes of reducing their ecological footprint.

Why Recycle?

It is imperative everyone understands the significance of recycling. Here is a great video outlining the benefits recycling has on the world:

Important Facts:

  • Recycling saves energy and reduces greenhouse gases
  • Recycling protects plants and animal habitats
  • 94% of products used to make a product ends up as waste
  • Every pound of product generates 16 lbs of waste
  • For every product we make an environmental price has already been paid
  • When we recycle we give the product another life
  • The current U.S. recycling rate of 35% has already resulted in enough energy savings to meet the annual energy requirements of roughly 6.5 million homes, preventing the release of 50 million tons per year of greenhouse gases

Paper Shredding and Recycling

Recycling is one of the best ways to protect our environment and our future; the problem is, you may feel uncomfortable throwing important documents into your recycling bin with the extreme threats of identity theft.

Using a professional shredding company can be your solution if you want to recycle your documents while still protecting your information. Shred Nations can help prevent landfills from piling up and keep you in compliant with state and federal regulations requiring your business to protect your personal information.

Whether you need mobile shredding, off site shredding, or want to use one of our drop off locations we will make sure your documents are destroyed while keeping the environment clean.

Contact Shred Nations to Help Reduce Your Ecological Footprint!

Shred Nations is ready to connect you with a safe and reliable shredding service provider who will recycle your documents after they are securely destroyed.

To get started, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (800) 747-3365Within minutes of receiving your request, you will receive free quotes from local shredding providers near you to get you started with building a more sustainable future.