The pandemic is changing just about everything, including the paper industry

Toilet paper is just the start. An unsettlingly familiar sight through the COVID-19 pandemic is empty grocery store shelves—especially in the toilet paper and paper towel aisle. It happened right away, social distancing was enforced, and the toilet paper started keeping its distance too. It seemed people were worried about being without and so they bought as much toilet paper …

New Law Would Limit Exports of Electronic Waste

On July 23rd of this year, a bill prohibiting the exporting of electronic waste in order to avoid improper and dangerous disposal was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives.  H.R. 2791, The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2013 (RERA) is an amendment to The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which already restricts the export of ‘restricted electronic waste’ …

Are Your Documents Secure? 10 Things You Need to Shred Immediately

With an ever-increasing emphasis on digital data security, it’s easy to forget physical documents still have potential for identity theft. Left unsecured, trashcans full of old documents can potentially be a gold mine for identity thieves. 10 Documents You Need to Shred To make sure your documents are safe and secure, here’s a list of 10 things you definitely need …

Popularity of plant-based shredding increases among businesses

In the first half of 2020, there were 540 reported data breaches (Statista). With over 164.68 million sensitive records exposed in 2019 in the United States, data breaches either in electronic or paper format are increasing. While it is true that many of the data breaches occurring today are electronic in nature, there are those that occur in offices every …

Erasing Hard Drives not Effective Against Data Loss

Recent data from Gartner showed  that over 261 million new personal computers were sold in 2019. With nearly 75% of new PCs replacing older units, one may wonder what happens to all of the old computers. Most of these PC’s end up at recycling facilities or organizations that ‘promise’ to erase your personal information. These companies use various methods for …

Why “Delete” Isn’t Enough

When you delete a file on your computer do you consider it gone? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. So many people today think if they clear their computer history, delete files and cookies, and empty their recycle bins they have done enough to protect themselves and their personally identifiable information. While it’s a good start, it certainly isn’t …

What’s In Your Trash Can?

Most of us refer to what we put in the garbage can as trash. Identity thieves have a markedly different definition. These less-than-above-board individuals refer to the material in your garbage can as gleaming with possibility. What we throw away in the comfort of our own home or even in our place of business can be considered a day’s work …

Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft Fraud

Is your company’s data safe? Breaches of customer data today are growing in number. If you are a company who keeps records of your customers and handles credit cards, take caution. Breaches occur more often than you realize. Learn About Data Breaches A study by a data protection firm, Ponemon Institute, found that 85% of US organizations have experienced a …

The Negative Impacts of Improper Electronics Disposal?

Most of us are familiar with the latest gadget on the market; some of us may even carry it around in our back pocket or purse. Every few months a different company is releasing the latest and greatest electronic devices and there’s always demand to upgrade. Properly Dispose of Your Old Device Before Upgrading In the hustle and bustle of …