Why Shred On Site? A Look at the Environmental Impact of Professional Shredding Services

If your business is looking to reduce its environmental impact then investing in professional shredding services with Shred on Site is a great way to do this. We all know that shredding is vital for protecting confidential data, fulfilling compliance objectives and ensuring business and personal security but did you know that it’s also good for the environment? According to research by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US, the impact of shredding, in terms of reducing environmental impact, could be very positive indeed.

What is shredding?

It’s a process of destroying documents that might contain sensitive or personal data so that none of that data can be accessed. The shredding process breaks down documents (as well as hard drives and a range of other items and media) so that they are no longer recognisable - and any information they contained can no longer be accessed.

Why does shredding benefit the environment?

The EPA research found that shredding can help to save trees and also reduce the volume of greenhouse gas emissions. So, how does that work? Well, shredding reduces the need for new, virgin paper to be made by providing an alternative resource. Which means that fewer trees need to be cut down to create that paper. The EPA has estimated that for every ton of paper that is shredded 17 trees are saved. Shredding also has a positive impact when it comes to reducing greenhouse gasses - the EPA found that it reduces the volume of methane gas that is reduced into the atmosphere. Given that methane is one of the major culprits where greenhouse gasses are concerned this is a potentially big shift.

Why opt for professional shredding services?

  • To help minimise the impact your business has on the environment. From helping to save the trees to reducing greenhouse gasses, your business really can make a difference just through this one small shift.
  • To access efficient, effective shredding services. Professional shredding services are incredibly efficient and can handle large volumes of paper with minimal use of energy and equipment. So, you get all the benefits of effective document shredding without the energy burden.
  • Keeping compliance and security standards high. When you opt for professional shredding services you’ll have complete peace of mind in terms of knowing that any confidential or sensitive data is completely inaccessible. This helps to preserve the confidentiality and security of clients, customers, employees and the business itself. It will also ensure that your enterprise doesn’t end up with a compliance problem because proper data protections steps have not been put into place. Given the high fines that are handed out for compromises in data security today, the peace of mind you’ll get makes it worth investing in professional shredding services.

Professional shredding services deliver when it comes to dealing effectively with your sensitive and confidential waste. It’s also a great choice if you’re looking to minimise environmental impact, and contribute to reducing gas emissions and saving trees too.

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