A Shred Ahead recycled over 12 million pounds of shredded paper in 2010

A Shred Ahead, the Southeast’s leading independent document destruction company, recycled over 12 million pounds of confidential paper in 2010.

The Durham, North Carolina-based company contracts with businesses and organizations that wish to dispose of confidential, unwanted paper. With its fleet of state-of-the-art mobile shredding trucks, A Shred Ahead collects and destroys medical records, intellectual property, and other sensitive information. The company transports unwanted paper directly to regional recycling ventures, turning it into products like printer paper, packing materials, toilet paper, and paper towels. Nearly every piece of unwanted paper is recycled and converted into a new use.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, a ton of recycled paper saves:

  • 3.5 cubic yards of landfill space,
  • 17 thirty-foot pulp trees,
  • 7,000 gallons of water,
  • 380 gallons of oil,
  • 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy, and
  • 60 pounds of air pollutants.

By recycling 12,680,600 pounds of paper in 2010, A Shred Ahead saved:

  • 22,191 cubic yards of landfill space,
  • 107,785 thirty-foot pulp trees,
  • 44,382,100 gallons of water,
  • 2,409,314 gallons of oil,
  • 25,995,230 kilowatt hours of energy, and
  • 380,418 pounds of air pollutants.

Businesses, organizations, and government agencies can easily share in A Shred Ahead’s “green” impact. Shredding unwanted, confidential paper has immediate and significant environmental results. “In 2010, A Shred Ahead has recycled more paper than many small cities.” says John Chapman of A Shred Ahead. “We increased our positive impact on the environment by over 20% in 2010, and we expect to exceed this impact in 2011.”

Contact A Shred Ahead to discuss your organization’s document destruction needs. Call 866-957-2390 to speak immediately with a shredding consultant.


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