IS THERE A PAPER WASTE PROBLEM?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that paper products made up more than 27 percent of all municipal solid waste generation in 2010. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep paper out of the solid waste stream and landfill.
SAVE A TREE
By partnering with TrueShred you also fulfill an environmental responsibility. We recycle millions of pounds of paper every year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each ton of recycled paper fiber saves:
- 17 trees
- 3 cubic yards of landfill space
- 360 gallons of water
- 60 pounds of pollutants
- 10,400 kilowatts of electricity
- Every ton of paper recycled can save the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline!
BY RECYCLING OUR PAPER, HOW AM I HELPING?
Businesses that recycle their discarded paper products are helping to keep the earth clean, healthy and sustainable—recycled paper doesn’t go to a landfill. Instead, it goes into making recycled paper products which would otherwise be made from new raw materials.
When you have your confidential and sensitive paper files and documents destroyed by BudgetShred, not only can you rest assured that all personally identifiable information and confidential client data has been rendered unrecoverable, but also you can know that all of the shredded byproducts has been recycled.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PAPER I RECYCLE?
All of the paper waste our mobile shredding trucks generate is recycled. According to the EPA, shredded office paper is used by mills to make consumer products such as:
- Paper towels
- Toilet tissue
In addition, the mixed grade recycled paper is used as:
- The secondary fiber in the production of new paper
- The raw material in non-paper products such as:
- Gypsum wallboard
- Roofing Felt
- Cellulose insulation
- Molded pulp products like egg cartons
WHAT ELSE CAN I RECYCLE?
In addition to secure documents, BudgetShred destroys and safely and responsibly recycles computers, hard drives, and electronics. We dispose of electronics in accordance with proper recycling guidelines, helping to eliminate unnecessary or harmful waste in landfills.
DID YOU KNOW?
Because of our committed customers, just last year BudgetShred conserved:
- Over 8,500 Trees
- 1,500 Yards of Landfill Space
- 3,500,000 Gallons of Water
Get A Quote
Would you like to learn more about our secure shredding services? Contact BudgetShred in Columbia, MD. To learn more, call 888) 669-7997 or get an instant quote online.