Even your old uniforms can be a risk to your business, if they fall into the wrong hands
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Everyone knows you should shred paper if you want it to be securely destroyed. But for many people shredding uniforms is a whole new world they haven’t even thought of. Any uniform material from cotton to burlap, polyurethane and nylon can all be shredded and recycled to create new materials, helping cut down on waste. But that’s not the only reason you should shred your old uniforms.
If you have spent money on branded uniforms, you will probably have had some other information put on them too. Like the employee’s name, your contact details and your logo. While this might all seem innocent, in the wrong hands something as simple as a branded t-shirt could be very risky. For example, if you run a security company, someone could use that t-shirt to pretend they are part of your organisation and gain entry to a secure premises to commit a crime. So in any case where the uniform can’t be reused, it should be shredded to prevent this.
But what happens to your uniforms after they are shredded? Well, just like paper, fabrics can be recycled and made into new materials to be re-used. Certain materials can be broken down and turned into new items of clothing, while others are torn down further to create rags, cloths and other mixed materials items, giving you an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your waste. Shredding your uniforms can help your business to fulfil its green initiatives and do some good in the world too.
At Greenaway we pride ourselves on being as green as possible, so everything we shred is sent to a recycling plant. Our mobile shredding lorries can come to your location, or you can send your old uniforms to one of our many locations across the UK for secure shredding and recycling.
If you’re still not sure about shredding your old uniforms, we would be more than happy to chat to you about the benefits and processes. For more information, or to book your mobile shredding call out, get in touch with us today.