Why Recycling Is Not Enough!


Do you ever wonder what happens to that confidential ‘waste’ – that meeting agenda with your colleagues’ names on it, that invoice you no longer need, that report that identifies information pertinent to the business – that you put in the waste or recycling bin?

Where do you think that paper goes? One minute it’s in your hands; the next, it’s a shiny new piece of paper, recycled and ready for use? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. In fact, a document discarded in a desk-side bin or an open recycling bin is likely to face 50% more ‘touch points’ (opportunities for material to go astray) than one that goes through a secure document disposal process.

When you dispose of material in a wastepaper bin, there is no guarantee where your information could end up. If you’re lucky, it’ll be buried in landfill or in a recycling plant, never to be seen by human eyes again. If you’re unlucky however, it could end up anywhere in the world, forming the basis of a stolen identity, for example. Once that document is in the bin, you have lost control of it – but one thing that you won’t have lost is your responsibility for that piece of information. Contact Clarks Archive Services for all your confidential waste

Contact Clarks Archive Services for secure confidential waste destruction services on 01384 413 384.