May 17, 2021

Five Steps to The Sustainable Office

The Sustainable Office: Start Your Journey to a Cleaner, Greener Future

Since the start of COVID-19, less workers travelling to and from the office has eased the environmental burden on our planet, so why not continue the good work? Businesses today have a unique opportunity to hit reset and seize the opportunity to become a more sustainable office.

Below, we’ll explore some of the ways you can kick-start an office recycling program and learn how to securely recycle paper, on the journey to a cleaner, greener future – that doesn’t sacrifice the data security of your people or the wellbeing of our planet.

Introduce a Shred-it All Policy

One of the easiest ways to start an office recycling program, is to ensure everything is being recycled. By introducing a Shred-it All Policy, not only does this encourage employees to securely recycle more, it also removes the need for staff to decide what is or isn’t confidential and can help to mitigate data breaches that are caused by employee negligence or error.

Educate Your Staff on the Benefits of Recycling Paper and More

Rather than simply telling your team to recycle, it always helps when people can grasp the benefits of their actions. For example, let them know that all paper placed in the secure locked consoles gets shredded and recycled, reducing the need for more virgin paper to be produced.
For any more clarity on the ways we can support your journey to the sustainable office, take a look at Shred-it’s Recycling Process.

Don’t Forget E-Waste (Electronic Waste) Recycling

Of course, recycling paper is important, but don’t forget to securely recycle your old office e-waste. In Singapore alone, we produce 60,000 tonnes of e-waste annually1, which is equivalent to every one of us throwing away 73 mobile phones a year.
If every office was to do its bit and bring that figure down, it could have a monumental impact upon our planet.

Or Recycling Old Hard Drives & Media (CDs, DVDs, USBs)

Getting rid of old technology and hard drives is part and parcel of working in an office. But did you know that even once recycled, if not done so securely, data thieves can still retrieve your personal information? Our hard drive destruction services are one sure way of ensuring that they’re securely destroyed and recycled.

Protect Your Business & Our Planet with Shred-it Singapore

Today, it’s more important than ever before to support a cleaner, greener future, so that the generations of tomorrow don’t have to pick up the pieces. But it’s equally as important that the protection of personal data is a priority, to safeguard your customers, employees and company.

Fortunately, Shred-it ensures that you never have to choose between the two with our ongoing commitment to protecting what matters. Get in touch today for a no-obligation quote, to see how our services can support both your data security and your journey to a more sustainable office.
 
1 NEA Study: OpenGov Asia
 
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