Most people know that recycling is good and recycling paper can help save trees. But did you know that it’s just as important to recycle shredded paper? Yes, it is possible to securely shred your documents and help save the environment at the same time.
Join the Cycle: Take Steps to Increase Recycling
When you choose to work with a document shredding company that recycles like Sun City Shredding, you become part of the cycle to help sustain the environment. Let’s say you start by using recycled paper for your company’s business. That’s the first step. But what happens after that paper is used? Perhaps unimportant documents go into a recycling bin. Great! That’s step two. What about the documents you shred?
Did you know that in the U.S., 4.5 million tons of office paper is discarded each year? If you’re shredding internally, those documents may be going to landfills, increasing the amount of waste and missing a prime opportunity to be reused and repurposed.
See the Difference: Together, We Help the Environment
At Sun City, we take those documents and securely shred them before shipping them to a paper mill to be recycled into paper for new products. The good news: Producing recycled paper requires 40 percent fewer greenhouse gases over the production of new paper products.
If that’s not enough to convince you, these numbers speak for themselves. For every ton of paper recycled, we:
- Save 17 trees
- Save 7,000 gallons of water
- Save 5,774 kilowatt hours of energy
- Prevent 580 pounds of air pollution
- Save 10 cubic yards of landfill space
This Earth Day, make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect the earth’s resources. Your customers and employees will thank you, and best of all, you’re contributing to a better environment for the future.