According to the Ponemon Institute Research Report the U.S. ranks at the top of the global list for number of data breaches resulting in the greatest number of exposed or compromised records (just under 30,000 records). The U.S. also ranks at the top for the most expensive data breaches at $188 per record.
Companies can do their part to reduce the number of data and security breaches by taking preventive measures, such as engaging in responsible paper shredding and document destruction. Hiring a professional paper shredding company to shred your documents can save you time and money while preserving the integrity of confidential information.
Shred Ace provides a number of paper shredding services and document destruction/recycling services to clients throughout the Raleigh, NC area. Below are several ways in which shredding your paper documents is actually beneficial to you and your business.
#1 – Paper shredding can protect you from theft.
It’s a no-brainer that shredding your paper documents is the most secure way to ensure that your information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. And while shredding a few documents on your own here and there may be manageable for individuals, small and larger-size businesses could greatly benefit from hiring a professional paper shredding company to handle their shredding needs. Hiring a paper shredding company gives business owners and employees more time to focus on their work and less time shredding countless documents.
#2 – Paper shredding is better for the environment.
Did you know that paper shredding (when you hire a professional, like Shred Ace) is actually better for the environment? At Shred Ace, we guarantee the safe and secure shredding of all of your paper documents. After the paper shredding process is complete, we deliver all of the shredded material to a recycling center where 100% of the paper is recycled.
100% shredded. 100% better for the environment.
#3 – Paper shredding is cost effective.
The average U.S. office worker uses approximately one sheet of paper every 12 minutes and disposes of roughly 100 – 200 pounds of paper every year. [source] By hiring a professional paper shredding company, businesses save themselves the cost in both employee time as well as the cost to purchase industrial-size shredders to do the work. There are also additional costs that may be incurred for garbage removal.
When you hire a professional shredding company like Shred Ace, we offer convenience, affordability and guaranteed security. We’ll come to your business and shred on premises. Once we’re done, we’ll haul your shredded documents away and hand you a Certificate of Destruction, ensuring that your documents were safely destroyed.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 70 million tons of paper and paperboard is used each year in the U.S.! Each time your company does business with Shred Ace, you are not only safeguarding your business against security breaches, you are also contributing towards protecting the environment by allowing your shredded material to be used again versus taking up space in a landfill. Recycling paper materials also prevents the destruction of additional trees, and there are countless creative uses for shredded paper beyond recycling, such as:
Learn more about our paper shredding process, and discover how Shred Ace can help protect your personal information. Call our Raleigh office today at 919.220.0500, or reach us toll-free at 1.877.473.3101.