Guardian Recycles 2.1M Pounds Of Paper

March 28, 2014

Guardian continues its trend of paper recycling in Bermuda with 90% of the paper waste generated from Guardian’s secure document destruction service being recycled in 2013.

“In 2013 we sent 23 shipping containers of shredded and baled paper to Guardian’s recycling partner in the United States, an increase over 2012. Since 2005 our clients have helped us to send almost 2.1 million pounds of paper or 207 million destroyed documents for recycling which if stacked would reach 4 miles high,” said Alan Oatley, Guardian’s Operations Manager.

“Our recycling partner converts this material into useful items such as toilet paper, tissue paper, napkins and paper towels.”

“By recycling this amount of paper we estimate [based on the US EPA and other web sources] that this has saved:

  • 17,700 Trees
  • 62,000 Pounds of air pollutants
  • 395,000 Gallons of oil
  • 4,262,000 Kilowatt hours of electricity
  • 7,276,000 Gallons of water”

“We have our clients to thank for this achievement and we look forward to signing up new clients and increasing our efforts in 2014 and beyond.”

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  1. Intertesting.... says:

    Maybe this is something Bermuda should look into…..

  2. Keep Bermuda Beautiful says:

    @Interesting….. Bermuda is already actively involved in recycling paper from corporate offices. Last year they report that 23 container-loads of paper was shipped from Bermuda to the US for recycling. Learn more http://www.guardian.bm/environment.html