Paper Shredding for Earth Day and Every Day

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Three Facts about Earth Day Preserving Trees: Did you know that there are 400 trees for every person on Earth, totaling a staggering 3 trillion trees for our planet’s 8 billion inhabitants? However, with one tree producing 8,000 sheets of paper and the average office worker using 10,000 sheets per year, the math quickly reveals…

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How a File Room Cleanout Can Transform Tax Season

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Have you taken a moment to assess the chaos in your file room lately? Is it overflowing with a mishmash of documents from charity letters to utility bills and tax receipts, making it nearly impossible to find anything? If so, it might be time for a file room overhaul. Not only will tidying up your…

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What Accountants Should Look for in a Shredding Company

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Have you ever wondered if the opening sound of a cash register in Pink Floyd’s song “Money” is ker-ching, cha-ching, or ka-ching? Those whimsical words fall under the category of onomatopoeia, imitating the actual sounds they represent. As an accountant, you deal with the real cha-ching of financial transactions daily. When it comes to selecting…

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Paper Shredding and Global Recycling Day are Perfect Partners

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In the world of unexpected pairings, think David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing “Little Drummer Boy” in 1977 or Nike collaborating with Ben & Jerry’s to create the wildly popular Chunky Dunky shoe in 2020. These seemingly odd combinations often lead to remarkable success stories. Similarly, the partnership between paper shredding and Global Recycling Day…

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Why Free Shredding is a Bad Idea

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Meet Mohamed Aziz, a 72-year-old bookseller in Morocco, whose loyal commitment to his bookstore for over 43 years reflects a deep trust in humanity. When questioned about leaving his books unguarded outside, his response was simple: those who can’t read don’t steal books, and those who can read, aren’t thieves. The underlying principle is that…

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Shred Bins:
What They Are and How to Choose

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During a recent staff lunch meeting, the topic of outsourcing our document destruction needs was discussed. The conversation went like this: Understanding Their Importance Jessie: What’s your top priority when looking for a shredding company? Taylor: Inexpensive. I’m looking a cost-effective option, though it’s hard to beat our current DIY approach. Jessie: I disagree. We’re…

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Do I Really Need a Certificate of Destruction for Shredding?

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Life is riddled with decisions carrying varying degrees of risk. Do you buy the extended warranty? Do you drive home in bad weather? Do you cast a vote against the majority? It’s hard making tough decisions but it’s also hard dealing with regret. However, few decisions are as critical as those related to safeguarding personally…

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Regulations That Demand Secure Information Disposal

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Do you recall playing a game with friends only to realize you’ve been playing it incorrectly all along? Rules sometimes get overlooked, adapted or misunderstood, leading to alternative ways of play that persist for years. Games like Monopoly, Scrabble and even Poker and Blackjack have incorrectly hinged on “house rules,” and have been played differently…

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Ghost in the Machine: Debunking the Myth of Data Deletion

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The discussion surrounding the concept of the “ghost in the machine” has spanned almost six decades, gaining renewed relevance in today’s era, particularly with artificial intelligence attempting to replicate the human mind and consciousness in our technologically-advanced world. Amidst our modern advancements, another prevailing notion within the “ghost in the machine” realm is the misconception…

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December is Officially Identity Theft Awareness & Prevention Month

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December is designated as Identity Theft Awareness & Prevention Month. You might question why this month, of all times, should be dedicated to focusing on identity theft prevention. Amidst the hustle and bustle of increased sales, closing out both personal and company financials, and managing various events, December already feels overloaded. However, this frenetic activity…

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5 Reasons Why Free Shredding is a Bad Deal

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In a world where nothing truly comes for free, the idea of free shredding services may seem tempting. However, before you jump on the free shredding bandwagon, it’s important to understand the hidden costs and potential risks associated with this seemingly cost-effective option. Here are five reasons why free shredding can be a less-than-ideal choice:…

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Safeguard Your Identity and Celebrate Fraud Awareness Week

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Have you ever wondered about the activities happening outside your home, business, or on the streets while you sleep peacefully in your warm bed at night? The world is always in motion, and unfortunately, some of that activity involves thieves on the prowl for your private information. These identity thieves can be patient and clever,…

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