Topwood Ltd
Freephone 0800 781 1066

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.

Click on the icon to download our PDF

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:
  1. 7 trees
  2. 7000 litres of water; and,
  3. 4,200 kwh of energy
For every 2 tonnes of paper we recycle, we plant 1 tree at our plant site in Cheshire
Find out more about our industrial secure shredding service here

Related Articles:

Recycling process and secure shredding

Sustainable environment and secure shredding


Contact Us