National CleanUp Day.
How to be Environmentally Conscious at Work and Home.
September 19 is National CleanUp Day. The focus of this day is to work with grassroots organizations and community members to come together to clean up green spaces, urban landscapes, and waterways across the U.S. Their goal is to encourage people to care for their favorite places, to pick up after themselves, and others. This Fall and every day, let’s all do our part to CleanUp at home and work, and to be me more environmentally conscious.
At Shark Shredding, not only are we committed to protecting your data but we are focused on also protecting the environment, people, and public health through sustainable efforts. We work to safeguard the environment and actively promote its protection. As a locally owned, sustainable, and community-minded company, we do our part to be 100% sustainable.
We use the following best practices for safeguarding both our customer’s confidential information and the environment.
100 % of all paper documents Shark Shredding destroys are Recycled.
Did you know approximately 4 billion trees are cut down each year for the world’s paper use, and 40 percent of the waste that goes to landfills is still paper? According to recycling-revolution, Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less air pollution!
Our fleet of trucks is environmentally friendly.
Shark utilizes fuel-efficient trucks that burn less fuel and run on clean air emissions. This helps reduce the carbon footprint for the environment.
Here are some suggestions on how you can help the environment in the workplace and at home.
Reduce Fuel Usage
- Rather than driving, how about using a bike, walk, or take public transportation. If driving is necessary, consider carpooling.
- Use energy-efficient vehicles when possible, such as electric cars.
- Reassess your business travel requirements and consider video conferencing instead of air travel. There are a variety of video conferencing platforms now available such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, etc.
- Only print out documents if necessary. Use the two-sided print feature. In addition, Reduce paper usage by converting as much as possible to digital.
- Develop a recycling program for your office or community.
- Partner with a trustworthy document management company, such as Shark Shredding, that guarantees paper is recycled once it has been securely shredded.
- Don’t let old equipment and electronics end up in a landfill. For example, Rather than tossing out old equipment and other electronics (which puts confidential information on hard drives at risk), speak with one of our document destruction experts about having them securely destroyed and recycled.
Let’s face it, 2020 has been a long year – a new season brings new opportunities. Fall is a time to prepare and get ready for the winter season. Further, Whether at your residence, home office, or workplace, we can all do our part to help make our environment better. Let it be our challenge and our responsibility every day to make a difference.
To find out how Shark Shredding can safely destroy your documents while protecting our environment or to talk to one of our team members, contact us or call 708-388-0011.