Everyone likes to talk about “going green” and doing their part to save the environment, but at WesTex Document we do more than just talk. We recycle 100% of all the paper that we shred. That’s significant because last year alone we shredded and recycled 3,174 tons of paper and in the process saved 53,958 trees.
However, our impact on the environment is more than just saving trees. What many people don’t realize is that the process to turn trees into paper requires a significant amount of energy and water and it also adds pollutants into our air. Consider this. Recycling just one ton of paper saves about 7,000 gallons of water and 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity. (See Chart A below.)