Destroy your documents, not the planet.
Did you know, you can save half a tree, 210 gallons (about 794.94 L) of water, 11.5 gallons of oil and offset half a ton of Co2 emission by recycling 30 KG of paper? Paper and cardboard decompose in nature much faster than the other items on this list. Paper takes 2-6 weeks and cardboard takes around 2 months. Though they are fast to break down, they do not need to go to landfills because they are quite recyclable. Our shredding & recycling service can be your green initiative towards a sustainable earth.
Don’t burn or throw away, dispose of your legacy documents in a safe and ecofriendly way. Watch your old yet confidential documents being completely destroyed in a secure environment in front of your eyes. Since we recycle, you’ll be contributing towards saving the environment as well.
Paper accounts for around 26% of total waste at landfills. When paper rots, it emits methane, a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. When paper is burned or composted, it emits carbon dioxide, another greenhouse gas that causes global warming.
In just under 3 years, HSBC Bangladesh have recycled over 228 tons of old papers, saving more than 3800 trees, 1.6 million gallons (about twice the volume of an Olympic-size swimming pool) of water, over 87,600 gallons of oil and offsetting 3800 tons of Co2 emission. It’s the highest environmental contribution in this category by any single organization across all industries.