The Shred Easy Eco-Friendly data destruction service
At Shred Easy we recognise the need to protect our trees and our ozone layer. It has always been our policy to fully recycle all of the paper that we collect by bailing and pulping.
With every one tonne of paper that is recycled up to 17 mature trees are saved from unnecessary destruction. Over the course of a year this saves not only energy but also thousands of trees.
Furthermore, producing one tonne of recycled paper uses 64% less energy, 50% less water and 74% less air pollution than it takes to produce one tonne of paper from virgin wood pulp.
To encourage all of our customers to help with our recycling policy we provide a ‘Trees Saved Certificate’ that confirms the actual number of trees that have been saved through your recycling efforts.
Recycling confidential documents
The Data Protection Act 1998 was brought into force on 1st March 2000, and gives legal rights to individuals in respect of the protection of confidentiality of their personal data. The act covers all personal data including paper and computer records, CDs and disks from which a living person can be identified. The person "controlling" the data is responsible that it is held securely and when it is disposed of there is no opportunity for personal data to become public. Shred Easy will visit you site with one of our specialised shredding trucks and will shred your confidential paper in front of you. We will issue you with a Certificate of Destruction. When the truck returns to it's regional depot your shredded paper is recycled in accordance with ISO 14001.
Examples of confidential data that should be shredded and can be recycled are:
- Personnel files
- payroll records
- medical records
- customer details
- internal memos and reports
- client files
Talk to one of our experienced customer service advisors and they will explain your obligations under the Data Protection Act as well the penalties that can be imposed for non-compliance. They will also explain how Shred Easy can meet your needs quickly, professionally and cost effectively. We are one of the largest companies in the UK handling confidential waste and with many government contracts and national accreditations you can be confident that your information is in good hands.
Key green facts:
- All paper is recycled
- You become part of our environmental programme
- Each year we will plant trees on behalf of our customers to confirm our commitment to improving the environment
- Regular figures for tonnage of paper recycled can be provided for your environmental audit
- For every two consoles of paper destroyed one tree is saved
- At the end of each year an environmental certificate is available showing the number of trees your company has saved, demonstrating your support for a greener environment