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Paper Shredding and the Environment

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Shredding paper as a way of secure document destruction protects your business and customer data simultaneously. It means that all your confidential waste is disposed of safely and securely while making sure you’re in full compliance with GDPR.

In addition to this, paper shredding is extremely eco-friendly. There are many environmental benefits to confidential document disposal and here is just a few of them.

Less Waste

Thanks to disposing documents safely through shredding, you can recycle it easily and the paper can be reused. If you do this as a company, it will encourage your customers to do the same. As a result, less trees will be cut down and that is better for the planet overall.

Paper can be recycled up to seven times, too, so be sure to make the best use of recycling shredded paper as much as you possibly can.

Reduction in Landfill

Waste just fills up landfill sites faster which means the shredded paper is much more sustainable and reusable.

At Confidential Document Destruction, we clear away your confidential waste for you and shred it before it gets sent to recycling, ensuring security for your business and less of it going to the landfill.

Less Pollution

Producing a fresh ton of paper made from trees can create a lot of carbon emissions, up to 5MJ of energy. That’s enough to power almost 14,000 homes for a year. Recycled paper, on the other hand, takes 40-60% of that away, making it much more eco-friendly.

Not only this, but a fair amount of chemicals are used to make fresh paper such as nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and carbon dioxide. Recycled paper produces 72% fewer chemicals in comparison, making recycled paper the way forward.

CDDL’s Mission

Part of our company’s mission is to promote greener, safer confidential waste disposal. We believe in complete transparency and integrity with all our clients, allowing for better, more ethical decision making within your organisation.

If you have lots of confidential waste you want to dispose of ethically, check out our services and feel free to get in touch.


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