The paperless office is like Martians. A myth.
Companies only aspire to be paperless. Look around and you will see network printers and Xerox machines. You will spot yellow legal pads and vibrant Post-It notes. Paper remains a convenience and a necessity.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says that recycling one ton of paper would save enough energy to power the average American home for six months. And, save 7,000 gallons of water (an average family of four uses 400 gallons of water) every day.
But the figures won’t tell you the vital need of shredding before you even start recycling. The unique selling point of any good shredding solution is in one key phrase — document security.
That’s why shredding your documents should always be a precursor to recycling them. Here are five critical reasons:
So, why stop at recycling documents? The shredding versus recycling debate is easily settled when you adopt the best practices of both worlds. Our Earth and any bottom line will be the better for it.
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