Shredding, Recycling & The Environment

At Shred Station, we want to help you be a greener business. That’s why we take an eco-friendly approach to destroying confidential data and reducing your carbon footprint according to our own ISO 14001 Environmental Certification – as well as sharing knowledge about shredding, recycling & the environment.

Zero tolerance for landfill

We guarantee that absolutely none of the material we shred goes to landfill.

All paper-based waste is recycled and sent to UK processing mills, significantly reducing the carbon used in transporting baled material and the recycling process itself.

Non-paper material, such as shredded clothing and data tapes, go to an Energy from Waste Plant where it is incinerated under strict controls to provide energy for the National Grid.

Shred a tonne, plant a tree

Prior to 2019, we invested in a Shred a Tonne Plant a Tree initiative in the UK where customers could opt-in to plant a tree for every tonne we shred on their behalf. This scheme resulted in 4200 new trees being planted in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Carbon offsetting

Many of the things we do every day, from shopping to driving a car, produce carbon-dioxide emissions that cause climate change.

We can’t eliminate CO2 completely, but we can use carbon offsets to compensate for the emissions resulting from our actions.

Since January 2019, we have redirected all of our tree-planting efforts into parts of the world where trees are needed most. The scheme we invested in is the Uganda Community Reforestation Project, whereby our carbon emissions are offset by volunteers in Uganda. The trees planted throughout the course of 2019 will grow and offset the carbon we produce as a company, but will also restore vital biodiversity that the region had been lacking for generations.

You can see our Carbon Neutral accreditation by clicking here.

To learn more about carbon offsetting or our environmental policy, please get in touch.

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