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It’s a new year, which means a whole bunch of new years resolutions that will be broken by this time next week, and a lot of businesses looking back on the last 12 months and wondering what they could do better. Which is great! As a business owner you should be reflecting on your performance and looking at ways you could improve. But rather than look at your products or how you could improve your service, we urge you to focus a bit more internally, and instead work on improving your security and productivity with shredding solutions.


GDPR has been in force for over a year now, and the excuses for not getting it done have long since run out. And one of the key tenants of GDPR is making sure you are disposing of confidential information in a secure way. For digital data that involves scrubbing, but for physical data it means just one thing – shredding. Getting a proper, secure shredding solution in place now means you will be fully compliant with the end elements of GDPR, and working with a partner means you can prove it too – a very important point for the regulators!

Productivity Boosting

It might seem odd, but shredding has a productivity boosting side-effect. This is for 2 reasons. 1: having a shredding solution in place means employees aren’t left with lots of waste paper and documents clogging up their desk space, getting in the way and generally distracting them from their work. 2: employees will not be spending time shredding old documents, going back and forth and generally doing very mundane busywork when their time could be better spent elsewhere. Both of these things mean your employees will get more done, and do it to a higher standard – which will help you meet some of those new year’s goals.


We’ve touched on this a little bit already, but having documents that you no longer need just sitting around the office waiting to be thrown away (or worse ‘recycled’) is possible the least secure thing you could do. Disposing of documents without the proper preparation means that the information could be read by anyone, stolen by anyone and sold on to anyone. In terms of security, paper reflects one of the biggest sources of data breaches in most businesses, so it’s important for you to get a handle on where your data is and how it’s handled. Shredding services (like ours) help you do this in a cost-effective way, and let you get back to focussing on the parts of your business that are most important to you.

At Greenaway, we specialise in providing outsourced shredding solution that is perfect for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our services include shredding on side, shredding collection and even providing a range of secure storage bins to keep your waste documents safe in your offices between collections. If you would like to know more, just get in touch with the team today.