Managing Paper Waste
It’s always positive to a workspace when there is avoidance of clutter caused by no longer needed piles of papers. This brings a sense of tidiness and from a health and safety perspective, decreases the risk of fire which is only one of the reasons paper waste management and shredding of paper is so important.
Paper shredding is critical for safe keeping of internal confidential and sensitive information. Most businesses create and keep electronic, password protected files with sensitive content. Which is why whenever paper versions are printed for a specific purpose it is important to exercise strong document control and make use of paper shredders when the printed hard copy of any document is no longer required.
External Reasons for Shredding
There are other reasons to make sure shredding is an integral process and procedure in your business and listed below are three worth considering.
Compliance With The Law
Everybody has the right to protection of personal information. There are laws that penalise improper disposal of documents with sensitive and confidential content. Business and organisations that hold personal data but neglect to protect it face financial and legal consequences.
Protecting Mother Nature
Millions of trees are cut down in order to make paper. People advocate a “paperless society” to protect forests or to only use paper as a last resort. When using paper cannot be avoided, reusing and recycling strips and bits from paper shredding machines is another method of preserving forests.
Preventing Identity Theft
Identity theft cases are prevalent, for example a delivery box with a name and an address not properly disposed of is a potential threat. It is considered ‘best practice’ for businesses, organisations and individuals to use a paper shredder to avoid identity theft and fraud.
At Your Service
Clever Office has helped many businesses and organisation establish a process and procedure for shredding and sensitive document destruction. We would be happy to give you the benefit of our experiences to help you manage shredding using the latest technology in our high performance shredders. You can view our full range of shredders by clicking on any of the links below