Our Environment – Isn’t It Worth Saving?
Sugar House Archives & Shred cares about our environment. This concern was one of the primary reasons for establishing a secure shredding division within the organization. Not only does this division fill an important need to ensure that confidential records are disposed of properly, but it also enables us to do our part in preserving our environment.
All of our shredded paper is sent to a recycle plant to be made into useful paper products.
- Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 4,100 kilowatts of electricity, and frees up to 3.3 cubic yards of space in our landfills.
- Americans through away enough office and writing paper annually to build a wall 12-feet high stretching from Los Angeles to New York.
- Every day, American businesses generate enough paper to circle the Earth 20 times.
- Every year, each American household receives an average of 1.5 tree’s worth of bulk mail and advertising (commonly known as junk mail).
- Recycling reduces the amount of environmental degradation and saves resources.
- Recycling conserves natural resources, including forest lands, reducing the need for mining and drilling activities that disrupt natural habitats.
- Recycling reduces the amount of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere.
- Recycling uses less energy than processing virgin materials, thereby reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released from burning coal, oil, and natural gas.
- Recycling produces more jobs by benefiting local governments through waste management and encourages businesses to become innovative in product manufacturing and design using recycled materials.
To find out more about Sugar House Archives & Shred’s recycle program, please contact us by phone or fill out our form.