Environmental benefits of shredding and recycling

Not only are we specialists in the secure destruction of confidential information but 100% of what we shred is recycled and is good for the environment.

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What are the environmental benefits to recycling paper?

Here are some facts and figures about the environmental benefits to recycling paper in the UK

  • We use paper every day and as a nation 12.5 million tonnes is used each year.
  • 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK.
  • The average person in the UK gets through 38kg of newspapers per year.
  • It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.

Each tonne of paper recycled saves:

  • 7 trees
  • 7000 litres of water
  • 4,200 kwh of energy

For every 2 tonnes of paper we recycle, we plant 1 tree at our plant site in Cheshire

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