Our Environment

With its roots firmly planted in sustainability, Shred-X is committed to minimising environmental damage.

Our focus on protecting Australia’s natural resources means that destroying your documents or materials won’t cost the earth – in both a literal and financial sense.

In fact, Shred-X operations were born from the paper recovery industry. Our sister company, Australian Paper Recycling, functioned as an agent for the Amcor Paper Mill in Brisbane. By adopting their techniques, equipment and culture relating to paper recovery, Shred-X is now able to recover 98.5% of the material we collect, which is then used to make washroom paper products and recycled office paper.

Managing Our Footprint

Positively contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable world lies at the heart of Shred-X. Beyond paper, we are continually exploring further opportunities with e-waste and textile recycling and repurposing partners, plastic product developers and waste-to-energy processors. Additionally, through collaboration with partners in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry, Shred-X is working on innovative solutions towards Australia’s commitment to eliminate food packaging going to landfill by 2025.

Shred-X secure destruction facilities incorporate the latest and most environmentally sustainable shredding technologies. However, despite doing everything we can to protect the environment, we are aware of our own footprint, which encompasses a fleet of over 100 trucks and up to 50,000 tonnes of paper being shredded each year. Shred-X has engaged an independent carbon adviser to review and measure the greenhouse emissions created by our operations to provide accurate reporting capabilities. Our Environmental Policy and recycling partnerships reflect Shred-X’s ongoing commitment to improving the sustainability of the business, while also ensuring our services remain cost effective and best practice.

Taking Responsibility for the Environment

We offer Secure Destruction Services with environmental accountability, allowing us to achieve the following:

  • Lowering waste disposal
  • Reducing air, water and land pollution
  • Extending the life of landfills
  • Creating an authentic and positive public image
  • Certification of your contribution to saving the environment
  • Setting a goal of reducing emissions by 30% over the next 3 years
  • Ensuring all destroyed assets are recycled in accordance with international environmental and ethical specifications
  • For every tonne of paper recovered by Shred-X, 2.48 tonnes of CO2e is prevented from ending up in landfill.

If you’d like more information about our policies and practices, simply get in touch.

Shred-X PIRMP – Mobile Shredding
Shred-X Pollution Incident Response Management Plan


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