Thankfully more people in their personal lives and in the way they run a business are seeing the importance of making more environmentally sound choices. It is necessary for a better world, to think about the choices we make. Small changes added to small changes can add up. One of the choices you make is in the paper shredding service you use and choosing an industrial paper shredding service that employs greener practices is one thing.
Moving towards being paperless
First of all, as much as possible businesses need to see what they can do to move more to digital and generate less paper in the first place. A business should work on that at local levels as well as national and international. Right now, it is likely not possible to eliminate paper altogether and often the paper generated has data on it that you do not want criminals getting their hands on. For security purposes, whether you generate a lot of documents or a little it makes sense to get a service for professional document shredding. One that focuses on working in a green way too.
Choosing Eco-friendly shredding services
Many shredding companies will make sure that once the papers are properly shredded they are recycled. It is a good way to make sure papers are not filling landfills and helps to prevent or at least slow down deforestation. The minimum you should do is make sure when they claim to recycle the paper that this is true. But some companies are making further efforts and are doing more than just that. As a business, you could ensure you choose a company like that. This is good for the environment and good for the image of your business too.
Keeping mobile shredding green!
A common method of industrial paper shredding is for paper shredding services to offer mobile shredding. This means they send a vehicle with a shredder and they take your boxes and shred it there in front of you and then take it off for recycling. Mobile shredding is also available to private homes. If someone is doing a big sort out of their home and they are collecting a lot of old paperwork no longer needed, but that needs destroying you can pay for a mobile shredding service to come over. The problem of course is if you are trying to be green, emitting exhaust fumes as you drive everywhere is not part of the plan. Some are making changes to trucks so that the pollutants entering the environment are reduced
Other actions a green company can take
There are other things to look for in a green shredding company. Ask them about the cleaning supplies they use, whether they recycle more than just the paper but other things they may produce, do they have a policy on making greener choices?
When making greener choices with your document shredding at least make sure they recycle what they shred. You can ask more questions and look at and compare a few companies to see who you think is moving towards making better environmental decisions.