Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Americans have been recycling paper for more than 300 years. The average office worker in the U.S. uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. That’s 4 million tons of copy paper used annually. Office workers in the U.S. generate approximately 2 pounds of paper and paperboard products every day.

There are many ways to reduce your paper waste within your office. Easy solutions like changing your bills to “paperless” and unsubscribing to that junk mail you receive each week, all make a difference.

Reusing paper is another cost effective way of reducing your paper usage. When copying, reduce size to fit two pages of a report, book or periodical on one standard sheet.

When the time comes, chose a recycling provider that can accommodate sensitive information and is certified in document/hard drive destruction. AccuShred, in conjunction with State Paper and Metal (our parent company) recycles 17 million pounds of paper a year. This has saved nearly 150,000 trees annually! Sustainability is important to making sure that we have, and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.

By the nature of what we do, AccuShred is committed to promoting sustainability in the workplace. Because we recycle 100 percent of the material we shred, AccuShred helps your company achieve its sustainability goals.

Additional sources for reduce and reusing and be found here.