How Your Business Can Help The Environment By Shredding Old Documents

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:15 am, Posted by Absolute Destruction

Today’s environmental concerns are impacting the way businesses, both large and small, are disposing of obsolete documents. Policies and procedure with regard to waste management and recycling are now extremely important; companies can no longer ignore the adverse effects irresponsible waste management has upon the environment. To help keep our air, water, and earth clean, your business can hire our professional company for your document shredding and recycling needs. On average, recycling one ton of office documents can save over 7,000 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, and 17 trees; that’s enough energy to heat a home for 6 months! If businesses all around the world were to adopt more environmentally friendly practices such as document shredding and proper recycling, we might see a real turnabout in our global fight against pollution and environmental catastrophe.

Shredding obsolete documents has other benefits, too. Governments and businesses are making privacy a top priority and absolute confidentiality a must. Every company and government agency is now required by federal and provincial laws to dispose of sensitive documents in the safest and most efficient ways possible. Storing piles upon piles of confidential or private information long past their need is not only a waste of space, but also a major liability. The possible repercussions on customer confidence, legal compliance, and employee safety are tremendous. Businesses need to be on guard against security breaches and hazards due to mismanaged documents. Negligently ignoring such issues could force you to pay a steep price.

Ensuring the destruction of old documents far outweighs the dangerous costs of any private and sensitive information getting into the wrong hands. Many businesses are avoiding such risks by setting up a regular recycling and security program with us at Absolute Destruction as the best means to protect both their customers and employees—while also helping the environment! As a member of the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID), our company guarantees that all our on-site services are provided by highly trained, licensed professionals. Whether it’s a one-time purge or part of a regular appointment, we provide commercial and residential on-site disposal to ensure all confidential documents and other forms of information are destroyed beyond recovery. Our mobile shredding trucks quickly and efficiently dispose of your documents and recycle all the waste, ensuring no harm can come from misuse. After each service, a representative will issue an invoice that includes a “Certificate of Destruction” and a “Guarantee of Recycling.”

Our company also provides e-waste management and security services, ridding you of old hard drives and electronic media devices such as DVDs and CDs. Throwing away or selling degaussed or reformatted hard drives can lead to numerous security breaches that jeopardize legal compliance with federal law. Due to the solid shielding of today's hard drives, magnetic devices are no longer reliable for the complete removal and permanent destruction of data. Moreover, formatting takes hours to achieve, whereas our secure on-site hard drive crushers quickly and permanently destroy all confidential information beyond recovery, preventing any private and sensitive information from ever being used for ill-purposes. We also provide a comprehensive recycling service that offers reliable and professional pickups of all paper grades, pop cans, cardboard, and glass bottles.

The world will not be a cleaner or healthier place unless direct action is taken. Absolute Destruction’s regular document disposal and recycling services are two ways you can help keep the world’s resources safe and renewable. The added bonus of doing so is that you, your business, and your employees will be safe from the hazards of identity theft and security breaches.

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