Do You Recycle The Shredded Paper?

Feb

17

2020

We are certified and proud GREEN Company, everything we do is built around being environmentally friendly. We recycle 100% of the documents we collect including cardboard. Unlike other On-site shredding companies, we do not leave you stuck with the boxes, we haul everything to our plant for recycling.

Recycling is what we do

When it comes to recycling, we do it with pride:

  • We recycle 100% of the paper and cardboard we collect.
  • We utilize an efficient routing system to minimize our Transportation Carbon footprint.
  • We utilize electronic billing to reduce waste.
  • We utilize recycled paper for all our office document consumption.

Is all paper recycled the same way?

Yes and no. Paper consists of fibers. The longer the fiber, the more valuable the paper is during the recycling process. As the paper is recycled over and over, the fibers become shorter and must be downcycled into tissue or toilet paper. While these materials are still valuable, they aren’t as valuable as strong, white office paper with long fibers.

The EPA identifies five basic paper grade categories: Old corrugated containers, mixed paper, old newspapers, high grade deinked paper and pulp substitutes. All of these paper grades are recycled in a similar manner (mixing with water to form a slurry), but each has its own ideal end-use. For example, an old newspaper is usually used to make tissue or recycled-content newsprint, while the high-grade paper is reprocessed into products like printing and writing papers.

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