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5 Ways Your Recycled Shredded Documents Are Used in Sarasota

We’re all trying to be a little “greener” these days. If you use ShredQuick’s document shredding services, you may wonder what happens to all that paper once it’s sliced and diced. We prepare and take your shredded paper to the recycling plant, where it’s rendered into pulp and reused. This is important because recycling your paper waste can minimize the need to cut down more trees, and minimizes space in the landfill.

A Sarasota recycling center can reuse shredded paper in several ways, including the following:

1. More Paper

If you’ve purchased office paper recently, you may already be investing in recycled paper. That recycled paper can come from the remnants of other office documents, ensuring that your office is relying on sustainable business practices.

2. Magazines and Newspapers

While more publications are moving online, there’s still a high demand for physical copies of newspapers, journals, and magazines. These publications are often printed on recycled paper. If your office receives a daily newspaper, it’s possible it’s printed with some of the material you’ve previously shredded.

3. Cardboard

Recycled paper can also be made into cardboard, which has a variety of uses. It can be turned into boxes, packing materials, and egg cartons. Given how much cardboard is used for storage and shipping, sustainability is key to responsible business practices.

4. Greeting Cards

Everyone loves to send and receive a card for their birthday or another special occasion. In the age of email and texts, there’s something extra valuable about a greeting card. Many greeting card companies print their cards on recycled paper, which can come from recycled shredded documents. So when you send a card, you have one more thing to feel good about!

5. Hygiene Products

Finally, shredded paper can be recycled into a variety of hygiene products, including napkins, toilet paper, facial tissues, and more. Since these products can’t be recycled, it’s all the more important that they be manufactured from recycled materials to minimize the impact on the planet. Recycled paper can provide a reliable source of raw material for these much-needed items.

Your Partner in Sustainability

At ShredQuick, we share your concerns for the environment. Our shredding services can be part of your commitment to sustainability. Our shredding services start at your office and end at the recycling center. When you contact us, you can be sure that you’re getting the best service for you and the environment. Together, we can make a difference.

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