How You Can Celebrate Earth Day with Document Shredding

Image of planet earth with vegetation, and wood-look recycling symbol in the backgroundDuring his final tour, at the April 1st, 2022 Indianapolis concert, Elton John told the enthusiastic crowd about the family that saved his life by helping him make lifestyle changes and get clean and sober. He said that without them, he likely would have died. Elton celebrated family member, Jeanne White-Ginder, who was in the audience, by singing Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.

In a global sense, Earth Day is a great time to acknowledge all the lifestyle changes, legislation, and business policies that have contributed to saving the planet. It is also a call to all of us to continue to intentionally protect the environment in new and better ways.

US businesses are the largest generators of annual paper waste, with a 126% usage increase over the past 20 years. This sounds discouraging, but there are three ways to turn this trend around by making incremental changes that will benefit your business, the environment, and everyone living in it:

1. Reduce the use of paper

Digitize documents and print only when necessary. Use both sides of the paper. By doing this, you will reduce:

  • paper use and paper waste
  • the expense of paper, printer maintenance and toner
  • the risk of information being lost or stolen from physical documents
  • wasted time sharing physical documents when digital documents can be shared more easily
  • the amount of shredding required to protect your sensitive information
  • the number of trees that need to be harvested for paper production

2. Recycle discarded paper

Using the services of a professional shredding company that recycles 100% of your shredded material will save 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 17 trees for every ton of shredded paper recycled. Recycling paper also saves energy and water, and reduces greenhouse gases.

3. Reuse your shredded paper

In the hands of a reputable and responsible shredding company, the shredded paper that is recycled today becomes new products tomorrow, such as copy paper, paper towels, toilet paper, and more. When you deliberately purchase recycled items, you celebrate Earth Day.

Pacific Shredding is a NAID AAA Certified shredding company serving Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Napa and Solano Counties. We celebrate Earth Day every day by recycling your shredded paper and saving hundreds of thousands of trees, cubic yards of landfill, and barrels of oil by doing so. If you’d like to keep your information secure while making a positive change for our planet, just give us a call at 800-685-9034 or complete the form on this page.

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