Everyone likes to talk about “going green” and doing their part to save the environment, but at Marshall Shredding we do more than just talk. We recycle 100% of all the paper that we shred. That’s significant because last year alone we shredded and recycled 3,856 tons of paper and in the process saved 65,552 trees.
However, our impact on the environment is more than just saving trees. What many people don’t realize is that the process to turn 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 kilowatt hours of electricity.
So how did our paper recycling impact the environment? Besides the 65,552 trees noted above, 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.