Riverview Homes, Inc. has been using Shred-It for a few years now. Shred-It is a paper shredding and document destruction service. Any paper that needs thrown away is put in the Shred-It boxes at the corporate office.
For the past 2 years, RHI has received a Certificate of Environmental Accomplishment from Shred-It. In 2012, RHI saved 16.02 trees from destruction by participating in the recycling program. In 2013, RHI saved 20.30 trees from destruction. The certificate shows RHI's contribution to protecting the environment through Shred-it's paper recycling program in 2013. After confidential documents are securely destroyed, they are recycled into new paper products, helping to conserve natural resources. Shred-it's customers recycle hundreds of thousands of tons of paper every year.
According to industry estimates, every ton of recycled paper:
- Saves 17 new trees from being harvested for pulp and paper production
- Saves up to 4,000 kilowatts of energy
- Saves 7,000 gallons of water
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent