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Helping the environment and your organisation with secure paper shredding and recycling

Helping the environment and your organisation with secure paper shredding and recycling

Not only is shredding waste paper the best way to prevent printed documents falling into the wrong hands, it can also be an excellent way to care for the planet.

Every organisation wants to guard against the loss of confidential data and most also want to reduce their carbon footprint. But did you know that paper shredding can help you do both?

At Shred Station - a supplier on ESPO Framework 981 - once documents have been destroyed, the paper shreds are taken to a paper mill for recycling. The fibres of the shredded paper are separated, the paper pulp is screened, any ink is removed and finally the resultant pulp is mixed with fresh pulp to make new paper products.

Recycling paper has a host of benefits for the environment. It helps to save forests, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut energy consumption, conserve water and reduce landfill.


Shred Station destroy an average of 4,003 tonnes of waste paper every month, and all of it gets recycled. In the process, they save 68,051 trees a month – that’s an incredible 816,612 trees a year.

Shred Station have a ‘zero landfill’ policy across their organisation – even for things like metal, electronics and textiles. All the clothing shred is used to make either Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), which can be used in a range of industrial processes. They also carry out carbon offsetting, where they plant trees to offset the environmental impact of their work on behalf of clients.

Shred Station's best-practice recommendation is to adopt a ‘shred all’ policy for all office documents, so you simply shred everything when it’s no longer needed. That way, you prevent any possible data breach due to confidential information escaping the shredder, and you also save time that would otherwise be spent deciding what to shred and sorting documents into different batches.

There’s no need to worry about what can go in – their industrial shredders make short work of anything! Any type of paper is fine, from standard copier paper through to glossy magazines, envelopes and can deal with robust plastic folders and ring binders – so there’s no need to spend time sorting everything out or laboriously picking out staples.


Watch the shredding process from collection to recycling at Shred Station.
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