Protecting the environment is important to us
Protecting Your Business While Protecting the Environment
It’s reassuring to know that DataShield’s shredded paper and destroyed hard drives are never sent to landfill. 100% of shredded paper and electronic waste is fully processed and recycled into new products. We care as much about the environment as you do.
We Recycle All Shredded Paper
We all want to do our best to protect mother nature, right? By shredding your unnecessary papers and documents, you are essentially helping to reduce the amount trees needing to be cut down. The paper that is shredded and recycling is used to make more paper. Shredded paper also serves as the perfect material to be composted.
Our Commitment to Protecting the Environment
DataShield is committed to recycling unrecognizable material at the conclusion of destruction. Destroyed items are separated and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner when possible. DataShield is committed to keeping material that has second life potential out of landfills.
DataShield is committed to doing our part to preserve the environment. We ensure every piece of your old equipment is properly recycled.
Today, electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing category of trash in our society. Improper electronic disposal can result in them ending up in our landfills, causing severe environmental issues.
Computers contain chemicals and materials that are harmful to the environment, so recycling your computer helps to decrease the number of electronics that end up in our landfills.
Cell Phone Recycling
Making the choice to recycle your cell phone keeps reusable materials out of our landfills. Cell phones and other electronics contain a variety of valuable metals, coppers, and plastics. When you recycle, you are helping to conserve these precious materials, which can then be recovered to make new devices. Most of the materials used to manufacture cell phones can be recovered and used to make new products.
Why recycling all electronics is important?
Electronic scrap contains hazardous and non-biodegradable material such as lead, lead solder, plastic, copper, chromium, beryllium, cadmium, barium, nickel, and zinc. That’s not all.
Older models may contain mercury – something that can be very harmful to both adults and children.
The chemicals in small electronics must be handled safely and treated as hazardous materials.
At DataShield, we recycle what we can according to the strict guidelines set by universal waste regulations and dispose of the hazardous and non-biodegradable materials.