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We Went GREEN in 2008!

Everyone likes to talk about “going green” and doing their part to save the environment. Shred Works does more than just talk. We are a Bay Area Green Business Certified company, which means all of our practices and procedures have been audited to ensure that we have the highest regard for the environment. Everything we shred is recycled to reach our goal of 100% landfill aversion. That is significant because in one year alone we shredded and recycled 3,856 tons of paper, and in the process saved 65,552 trees.


That said, our impact on the environment is more than just saving trees. What many people don’t realize is that the process of turning trees into paper requires a significant amount of energy and water, and it also adds pollutants into our air. Consider this: recycling just one ton of paper saves about 7,000 gallons of water and 4,100 kilowat hours of electricity. (See below.)


So how does our paper recycling impact the environment? Besides the 65,552 trees noted above, in just one year we also saved 26,992,000 gallons of water; 15,809,600 kilowatts of electricity; 11,568 cubic yards of landfill; 7,712 gallons of oil; and stopped 231,360 pounds of pollutants from being released into the air.

One Ton Of Recycled Paper Saves:

  • 7,000 gallons of water
  • 4,100 kilowatts of electricity
  • 60 pounds of air pollutants
  • 17 trees
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill
  • 7,712 gallons of oil

Our Recycling Efforts in 2007 Saved:

  • 26,992,000 gallons of water
  • 15,809,600 kilowatts of electricity
  • 231,360 pounds of air pollutants
  • 65,552 trees
  • 11,568 cubic yards of landfill