A 2-for-1 Solution for Earth Day 2019
The first Earth Day started in 1970 to promote environmental awareness. Now, almost 50 years later, Earth Day is celebrated by over 1 billion people in 192 countries across the globe. As April 22nd approaches, we’re proud of the steps we’ve taken to reduce our environmental impact. We keenly understand that privacy protection and environmental sustainability go hand in hand. In this blog, we discuss two ways our secure shredding services can help your business improve its environmental stewardship.
Finding a balance between privacy protection and environmental sustainability isn’t always easy. You encourage your employees to recycle, but also want them to keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands. From time to time, a document with personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) may be accidentally tossed in a recycling container.
Our paper shredding service eliminates this risk. We provide secure collection containers that allow your employees to dispose of all documents quickly and securely—without having to decide which are confidential or not. When the containers are full, we destroy the contents and transport the shredded material to a recycling plant for recycling. At the recycling plant, the paper pulp from your shredded documents is used to produce a wide variety of consumer and business products. It’s a two-for-one solution that prevents privacy breaches and keeps paper waste out of landfills.
A recent study by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) found that 40 percent of used electronic devices on the second-hand market contained PII. In addition, electronic waste is one of the main contributors to environmental pollution. As a result, we designed our electronics recycling service to protect your privacy and the environment.
We come to your office and collect your outdated computers, hard drives, mobile devices, etc. First, we destroy the hard drives and disks on your electronic devices. Then, the pieces of each device are separated and recycled with a safe, raw-material extraction process. The recyclable material is used to produce a variety of new metal and plastic products. After your electronic devices are destroyed and recycled, we provide you with a Certificate of Destruction and Certificate of Recycling.
We share your commitment to a clean and healthy environment. Wishing you a Happy Earth Day!
Richards & Richards offers secure document shredding and electronics recycling services for businesses throughout Nashville.