There are about 2.8 billion credit cards in use globally, and as everyone knows, credit cards hold a great deal of information despite their small size.  It is exactly for this reason that individuals and businesses alike need to take great care to protect the security of their credit cards, both before and after they have expired.
Once your old credit card has expired, there are a few different methods of credit card disposal that you could choose to destroy this small but valuable piece of plastic; some are more secure than others so it’s essential to choose a secure method to avoid fraud and having your information stolen.
Your confidential information can also be at a higher risk of a data breach during certain times of the year such as the holiday period. 
It can be difficult to know which methods of credit card disposal are best for the integrity and security of the information it holds. Here are a few ways to destroy old credit cards:
Although the credit card disposal options listed above might save time or money, professionally shredding credit cardswith Shred-it can offer many benefits in the long run including improved security.
Your data could be at risk of falling into the wrong hands if you are not destroying your credit cards securely. Utilising a professional credit card disposal service can assist.
Shred-it implements best-in-class industry standards which starts with our secure chain of custody protocols. These security protocols include:
The security and integrity of your old credit cards and the information held on them is guaranteed to be destroyed effectively and securely with our Credit Card Destruction Service.
We utilise suitable industrial shredders to shred credit cards in mass, which helps make sure your confidential data is unretrievable, unreadable, and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
We only work with trusted partners to recycle old credit cards, when shredded in large quantities, so you can be safe in the knowledge that when you shred credit cards with us, we will not contribute to any ongoing waste issues.
Shred-it helps businesses to improve their overall data security and can assist you to decrease the risk of a data breach occurring.
Find out more about our Credit Card Destruction Services by getting in touch today to see how our services can protect your business, employees, and customers.
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