How shredding helps your business – the economic, environmental and security benefits

Waste disposal is an important issue for any business whether you operate in an office environment or the industrial arena. With the Government’s commitment to increase landfill tax, businesses need to be looking at the most cost-effective, environmentally friendly and security conscious methods of managing their waste disposal processes.

David-Hamer.jpgShredding offers a number of benefits to recyclers in the local authority, commercial and waste management sectors. Capable of bulk disposal industrial strength shredders can be used to break down waste and minimise it prior to landfill, not only reducing the landfill tax levy but also reducing fuel costs by making payloads to landfill sites more economic. However, where possible cost and environmental issues are best served by segregating the waste into recyclable waste streams. These are shredded to produce a homogenous crude waste material that can be sold through recycling waste brokers or utilised were applicable in other processes such as biomass fuel production. The inclusion of shredding in the waste management process also increases the efficiency of compaction containers or balers.

Paper shredding has the additional benefit of protecting your business intelligence, such as database information, prototype plans, product specifications, financial and confidential documentation. Shredding for security reasons also helps organisations comply with the Data Protection Act of 1998. The act concerns itself with the regulation of the processing of information, this includes the secure disposal of data including employee, client and supplier information. Failure to comply can result in criminal prosecution. Shredded paper can be baled and delivered to paper recycling mills, either by your own waste management systems or through a paper recycling facility.

The key is choosing the correct shredder and other waste handling equipment such as balers or compactors to meet your requirements. Considerations such as waste type are obvious, but you also need to anticipate usage (light, medium or heavy). These and other considerations will determine the specification of the machine required and is best done in consultation with a industry specialist such as Pakawaste, the UK’s number one provider of waste handling equipment.

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