Here’s why shredding is good for the environment and should be part of your Spring Clean

What better feeling than safe-guarding your sensitive information and doing your bit for the environment? There really is no better way to kickstart your Spring Clean than with fresh shredding.

EShred’s process is super environmentally friendly and in fact approximately all of the material that is shred in our secure locations is recycled on a daily basis.

Recycled paper is paper that has been reconstituted into paper again. We have produced millions of tonnes of shreds that are fed into paper recycling. Documents are cross-shredded and reduced into tiny fragments before being transferred to a paper recycling facility where they will be recycled into new paper products.

Each tonne of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic meters of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy and 7000 gallons of water. 

In order for our process to work, businesses need to do their bit to ensure the paper they no longer need gets to us and their sensitive documents and information are securely destroyed to avoid consequences like identity theft and corporate espionage.

Research has found the location of your shredding bin has an influence on the rate of use. If your shredding bin is in an inconvenient location, it’s importance to employees will be less. It’s also a handy tip to locate your shredding bin next to or close by to a general waste bin or other recycling bin so that employees are inclined to make use of it as it is convenient to them.

Employers and businesses can also do their bit by ensuring staff and associated personnel are educated on the shredding policies in place and are also motivated to take part in the initiatives.    

A ‘Shredding Hero’ award could be given out or perhaps feedback and acknowledgement at staff meetings on how the shredding collection process is going are both examples of good ways to motivate the workplace to participate. 

Choosing us to shred your sensitive documents and information so that we can benefit the environment does not only make economic sense but it makes environmental sense. Think of all the time employees could save from leaving tedious, time-consuming administrative work like shredding to the professionals.,

It’s simple to get a suitable shredding collection service from EShred to free your office from document clutter, boost it’s recycling capabilities and avoid a privacy breach or identity theft.

Whether you work from home, part of a co-working space or inside a large corporation, here we have five tips to spring clean and create a beautiful office space that will actually inspire you. 

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5 tips for spring cleaning

1. Declutter

Clearing the clutter is the first step to spring cleaning your office. All the paper that has piled up, the items fallen out of place, leftover bottles of water, you name it. 

Go Marie Kondo style and give everything a place to call home. Unless you’re actively using something it should be in a drawer, folder, box or other storage tool. Not only will this keep office clutter to a minimum but it will reduce brain clutter too, perfect for getting ahead this Spring.

2.Safely destroy sensitive documents

The security of sensitive information is a global phenomenon and no matter the sensitivity of your documents, safe destroying is crucial for keeping safe. The best way to safely destroy sensitive documents this spring is to use an experienced and reputable document shredding company like Australian Document Shred.

Documents are cross-shredded and reduced into tiny fragments before being transferred to a paper recycling facility where they will be recycled into new paper products.

Not only will you feel good knowing you’re using an environmentally friendly service but you will also receive a Certificate of Destruction as legal proof all data has been completely and permanently destroyed.

3. Disinfect Regularly

Despite how neat you might be, getting into a habit of disinfecting regularly is essential to prevent the build-up of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprints as well as general germs.

With a disinfectant wipe, give your desk, phone, keyboard and monitor a wipe down and continue to do this once a week.

4. Divide and Conquer

Organise your space so that it is divided and each place has a clear use. This might be working area in the middle of the desk, storage on the left and below, personal items on the right, snacks on the top shelf and meetings next door. 

Also, label all of your folders for quick reference when needed and arrange them according to what you use the most.

5. Personalise

Adding a personal touch to your office is a great way to remind yourself why you’re working so hard each day. Further adding your touch by having storage compartments in your favourite colours or adding a plant will also help spring clean your office space.

Happy spring cleaning!

Phone us on 1300 629 875 to find out how we can remove the hassle and take the guesswork out of your document destruction this spring.


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