On April 22nd, millions of people around the globe will celebrate Earth Day. Are you planning any office eco-initiatives to mark the occasion? If not, don’t worry; we have you covered. Here we share three ways to inspire environmental appreciation in your business on Earth Day.
Organize a Purge Shredding Event
Americans discard over 4 million tons of office paper per year, and these discarded paper documents often contain personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI).This is why it’s important to have a paper destruction solution that’s sustainable and secure. A purge shredding event is a great way to eliminate office clutter in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner.
Your document shredding provider can deliver locked collection containers to your office before Earth Day. Then, on April 22nd, everyone can deposit outdated and no-longer-needed documents into the containers. They don’t even have to remove staples and paperclips from files. After you fill the containers, your shredding provider destroys and recycles your documents.
To make it fun, award prizes to departments that fill the most containers. Encourage your employees to dress casual for the purge since your expired documents may be covered in a layer of dust. And don’t forget to celebrate the event with snacks and beverages!
Perform an Energy Audit
Electronic office devices don’t just expand your electricity bill, they contribute to climate change. Everything from inefficient halogen bulbs to office shredders deplete global energy reserves. Replace outdated appliances and electronics with Energy Star rated devices. Swap out old light bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs. And say goodbye to your energy-hogging office shredding machine by investing in a scheduled shredding service.
Recycle Your eWaste
Roughly 3.42 tons of electronics waste or eWaste ends up in United States landfills every year. Earth Day is the perfect time to dispose of your electronics in an environmentally-friendly manner. Gather your old devices, including:
- Fax machines
- Computer towers and monitors
Your destruction service provider picks up your electronics for eWaste recycling. The data stored on the hard drives and disks of your electronic devices is destroyed first, then the raw materials in each device are recycled according to US EPA, Department of Natural Resources, e-Steward Initiative standards.
We hope these Earth Day tips inspire long-term commitment to environmental sustainability in your business!
Land Shark Shredding offers NAID AAA Certified shredding and destruction services in Bowling Green and throughout southwest Kentucky. For more information, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.