Saving A Lot More Than Trees
BEST Shredding knows that recycling paper after it has been securely shredded is an important part of the document destruction process. We also know that this is an even bigger piece of the puzzle when it comes to being environmental and performing environmentally sustainable services.
What paper recycling does for our environment is a lot more than just saving trees. According to U.S. EPA, it contributes to saved trees, water, energy, pollution and landfill space. What this means is that 1 ton of paper saves:
- 7000 gallons of water
- 3 cubic yards of landfill space
- 2 barrels of oil
- 4100 kilowatt-hours of electricity
- 17 full grown trees
Since a year ago today, BEST Shredding shredded and recycled 8700 tons of paper. The amount of water, landfill space, oil, electricity and trees saved with that about of paper has a big impact on the environment.
Deciding whether to recycle paper or use new materials? Consider this, recycled paper produces 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water.
If you are interested in learning more about BEST Shredding’s environmental practices click here.