Shred, shred, shred! The environment will thank you

Can you name a better feeling than safe-guarding your sensitive information and doing your bit for the environment?

MetroShred’s has an environmentally friendly process and approximately all of the material that is shred in our secure locations is recycled on a daily basis.

Recycled paper is paper that has been reconstituted into paper again. We have produced millions of tonnes of shreds that are fed into paper recycling. Documents are cross-shredded and reduced into tiny fragments before being transferred to a paper recycling facility where they will be recycled into new paper products.

Each tonne of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic meters of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy and 7000 gallons of water.

In order for our process to work, businesses need to do their bit to ensure the paper they no longer need gets to us and their sensitive documents and information are securely destroyed to avoid consequences like identity theft and corporate espionage.

Research has found the location of your shredding bin has an influence on the rate of use. If your shredding bin is in an inconvenient location, it’s importance to employees will be less. It’s also a handy tip to locate your shredding bin next to or close by to a general waste bin or other recycling bin so that employees are inclined to make use of it as it is convenient to them.

Employers and businesses can also do their bit by ensuring staff and associated personnel are educated on the shredding policies in place and are also motivated to take part in the initiatives.

Try giving a ‘Shredding Hero’ award or perhaps feedback and acknowledgement at staff meetings on how the shredding collection process is going  to motivate the workplace to participate. 

Choosing us to shred your sensitive documents and information so that we can benefit the environment does not only make economic sense but it makes environmental sense. 

It’s simple to get a suitable shredding collection service from MetroShred to free your office from document clutter, boost it’s recycling capabilities and avoid a privacy breach or identity theft.

Phone us on 1300 677 074 to find out how we can remove the hassle and provide your workplace with the shredding tools it needs to get it’s shredding process up to scratch.

Sources:

https://businessrecycling.com.au/research/barriers.cfm