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How a Secure Paper Recycling Process Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Jun 28, 2023Paper Recycling

ShredPro is a professional paper shredding company that offers secure, efficient and cost-effective shredding and recycling services to achieve the highest standards in the industry to ensure maximum protection of your confidential information while helping the planet.

We have extensive experience of recycling paper for a wide range of businesses and organisations, working with them to comply with regulations and reducing their environmental footprint.

Why you should act now

In the UK, the average office worker produces over 900 pounds of paper waste each year, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a non-profit organisation that works to reduce waste and promote resource efficiency in the UK.

In their 2019 report, WRAP estimated that the average office worker produced 926 lbs (420kg) of paper waste per year, including both paper that is recycled and the amount sent to landfill.

Even with the increased use of electronic communication and the growing popularity of paperless offices, there is still a significant amount of paper waste being produced by office workers. WRAP estimates that the UK could save £1.2 billion (€1.3 billion) per year if it were able to recycle all of its office paper waste.

Meanwhile data protection responsibilities have grown for businesses. The Information Commissioner’s Office, which oversees the enforcement of GDPR, says:

“You must ensure that you have appropriate security measures in place to protect the personal data you hold.”

The ICO adds:

“Deleting records that you no longer need, or are not proportionate to retain any longer, is an essential part of a good records management system.”

How a process can help

Secure paper recycling is the process of shredding confidential documents into tiny pieces that cannot be reassembled. This ensures that your sensitive information is protected, and it also makes your paper recyclable.

When you recycle paper, you are helping to reduce the demand for new paper. This means that fewer trees need to be cut down, which helps to reduce deforestation.

It takes 24 trees to make a ton of paper. By recycling paper we not only prevent further trees being cut down but the production of recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than making paper from the raw materials.

So if you’re looking for a way to reduce your office’s carbon footprint, secure paper recycling is a great option. It’s good for the environment, and it’s also good for your business.

ShredPro identifies the following benefits of having a process:

  • Reduction in your business carbon footprint: When you recycle paper, you help to reduce the demand for new paper, which in turn helps to reduce deforestation, water consumption, and energy usage.
  • Protection of your sensitive information: Secure paper recycling ensures that your confidential documents are shredded into tiny pieces that cannot be reassembled, which helps to protect your data from unauthorized access.
  • Money savings: Secure paper recycling can help you save money on waste disposal costs.

About ShredPro

ShredPro recycles 100% of the paper we shred, all in compliance with the environmental management system ISO 14001. This ensures that our own environmental impact and therefore those of our customer is controlled. All our paper is recycled at local UK mills, again reducing the impact on the environment and investing in the local economy.

Contact us today to learn more about our paper shredding and recycling services and get your free quote.

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