More and more businesses are aiming to reduce their carbon footprint or make aspects of their operations carbon-neutral. Using an eco-friendly confidential document destruction company can help reduce your own carbon footprint.
At Shred Station, we’re always working on new initiatives for eco-friendly confidential document destruction to help us become greener and more energy-efficient in our operations.
In an average month, we destroy a hefty 1814 tonnes of waste paper – and every single sheet is recycled.
Since every tonne of recycled paper potentially saves three cubic yards of landfill space, that makes 248 cubic yards per day, 5442 cubic yards per month or 65,304 cubic yards of landfill space saved each year.
Textiles also play their part. All the clothing that we shred is used to make either Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), which can be used in a range of industrial processes.
In addition to the eco-friendly disposal of shredded material itself, there are also many areas where we’ve made our operations greener.
From 2017 – 2019, we offered our customers the chance to take part in a carbon-offsetting scheme – Shred a Tonne, Plant a Tree. We offered every customer who had a tonne of paper shredded with us the option to have a tree planted on their behalf. This resulted in 4200 trees being planted in the UK. Once these trees are fully grown, they will absorb up to 201,600 pounds of carbon dioxide each year, helping to reduce the impact of carbon emissions and ultimately prevent global warming.
Since 2019 we have been a CarbonNeutral® certified company, and have committed to several carbon offsetting projects around the world, further confirming our determination to offer truly eco-friendly confidential document destruction services.
Our environmentally friendly trucks help us to offer eco-friendly confidential document destruction services, too. Our entire fleet of shredding trucks meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards. Even our largest trucks are free to drive in London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone. Many small-medium size cars are unable to drive in London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone freely, just to indicate how low our vehicle emissions are. We already have one electric-powered shredding truck, and we’re looking at hydrogen and battery power for future vehicles.
We also have a solar-powered head office in Norwich, and all our depots now have energy-efficient LED lighting.
So, if environmental concerns are important for you when choosing suppliers, you can’t do much better than Shred Station when it comes to selecting a provider for eco-friendly confidential document destruction.