100% of the paper and hard drives that we shred is recycled! Did you know that for every ton of paper that is recycled, up to 17 mature trees can be saved from unnecessary destruction? This process not only saves thousands of mature trees each year, but also consumes 64% less energy and 50% less water, and results in 74% less air pollution, than producing one ton of paper products using virgin wood pulp.
Our Environment Is Worth Saving
Rock Solid Shredding cares about our environment. Not only does our company fill an important need to ensure that confidential records are disposed of properly, but it also allows us to do our part in preserving our environment.
- Recycling saves resources
- Recycling conserves natural resources
- Recycling uses less energy than processing virgin materials
- Recycling reduces the amount of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere
- Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water 4,100 kilowatts of electricity and frees up 3.3 cubic yards of space in our landfills
- Americans throw away enough office and writing paper annually to build a wall 12-feet high stretching from Los Angeles to New York
- Every day, American businesses generate enough paper to circle the earth 20 times
- Each year, more than 100 million trees’ worth of junk mail arrive in American
- Recycling produces more jobs by benefiting local governments through waste management and encourages businesses to become innovative in product manufacturing and design using recycled materials
Hard Drive Recycling
Hard drives are taken to the recycling plant where the plastics and metals are separated by hand. The plastics and aluminum are sold as raw materials to manufacturers. The disk and connections are sent to the smelter where the precious metals are extracted.
2021 Environmental Impact
Rock Solid Shredding recycled over 500 tons of paper, which saved:
2,861,877 kilowatt hours
3,551,975 gallons of water
507 tons of CO2
45,163 square feet of landfill
We recycle because we care about the environment. GO GREEN!!!