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Topic: Paper Shredding

7 Reasons a Shredding Day Makes Sense

7 Reasons a Shredding Day Makes Sense

In the “new” workplace, you probably still have boxes of sensitive documents taking up space. Here’s how to host a shredding day to make way for 2022.
Save the Earth, Host a Shred Day

Save the Earth, Host a Shred Day

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 23, 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve refreshed and edited it to reflect our current realities of remote work and community virus transmission. Once again, in honor of Earth Day, we want to remind our clients that professional paper shredding is an eco-friendly way to destroy […]
What documents NOT to Shred

What documents NOT to Shred

Editor’s Note: This What documents not to shred post, originally published on March 23, 2017 has been updated for accuracy and up-to-date information. Secure document destruction is a regular habit for records managers in a time when business data leaks are rampant, and especially during tax season. Shredding is only one aspect of records management; […]
Document Shredding Guide: A Crash Course for Employees (FREE DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE)

Document Shredding Guide: A Crash Course for Employees (FREE DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE)

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 22, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. In many businesses, most employees have no idea about the security risks in every stack of papers that crosses their desks. A company-wide document shredding policy is your first line of defense against data breaches. To […]
The Serious Risks of NOT Shredding

The Serious Risks of NOT Shredding

Millions of dollars, and your reputation. Believe it or not, nondigital theft happens more often than you think. We hear a lot about the “paperless” office these days, and enormous online data breaches often dominate the news. Businesses still rely heavily on paper, however, and experts say that old-fashioned paper thieves are quietly making off […]
5 Ways to Hold a Shred Day

5 Ways to Hold a Shred Day

Many of our clients organized paper shredding events last week in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd. #EarthDay is a global holiday where people join efforts to show support for a sustainable environment—like hold a shred day. Paper shredding is an eco-friendly way to remove unwanted paper securely while protecting our planet. Many businesses found […]

Do’s & Dont’s For Shredding

What you need to know about Proper Document Shredding Crimes such as identity theft, business espionage and financial fraud are on the rise. To protect personal and sensitive information pertaining to your business, in-house or off-site document shredding is a must. Consider these dos and don’ts.

Four signs it’s time to retire those personal paper shredding machines

[Breaking News] The personal paper shredding machines you are using for business are slow and inefficient. If you’re nodding your head and thinking, “I know that!” Did you also know that they do not properly dispose of your confidential information? As if those weren’t enough reasons to ditch your personal paper shredding machines, these little […]

Pros for a Shred Everything Policy (FREE DOWNLOADABLE SHRED POLICY CHECKLIST)

Our most pressing business issues intersect when an organization must answer the five W’s and one H for their firm’s plan on the subject of protecting and securing their information. This planning process becomes even more complex while working to comply with an array of legislation in order to avoid lawsuits. All of these complexities […]
Reality check: How safe are personal shredders?

Reality check: How safe are personal shredders?

All it takes is a stroll through Costco or Staples to know that we are buying millions of personal shredders in the US. These machines are at the forefront of the battle to protect our personal identities, private information, and our credit ratings.