Very! 100% of the paper we collect and shred is recycled into useful paper products. In fact, we go further in helping customers with their environmental responsibilities; not only do we recycle the paper we shred, we also plant trees for every 2000kg of paper we shred. Read on to find out more.
Topwood is proud of its 100% paper recycling rate. Once the paper documents are shredded beyond recovery they are fed into a paper baler. The baled paper is then graded and sent to UK paper mills for recycling. At the mills the paper is pulped using water and the debris is floated off or removed with electro magnets. The pulping process reverts the fibres back to their raw state by removing inks and other contaminates. The water is then extracted from the pulp and the fibres are dried, pressed and wound onto huge reels. These reels are then cut to smaller reels or sheets for printers and tissue manufacturers.
In March 2014 we planted over 600 oak saplings into the TopWood near our secure storage facility in Cheshire. Many of these trees will grow into mature oaks and will support the environment.Their leaf canopy improves the air we breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen and their roots reduce flooding. By planting more we can capture carbon and give wildlife a helping hand.