Green is Our Goal! | Data Guardian

Green is Our Goal!

How much is really recycled?

By choosing Data Guardian you are guaranteeing that all of your documents are being recycled in ISO Certified facilities. Last year, Data Guardian destroyed and recycled well over a million pounds of paper! This year we are on track to destroy and recycle nearly two million pounds!

What about plastics and other materials?

All plastic materials, micro-film, and micro-fiche are destroyed directly by Data Guardian staff in a local waste-to-clean energy incinerator. Not only keeping them out of landfills but also ensuring a clean and consistent source of energy locally.

All hard drive and metal materials are recycled at a local, R2 Certified recycling facility, ensuring these precious metals can be used for future generations without the harmful effects of mining and producing.

What is the impact of my paper?

Huge! Don't just take our word for it, here are the numbers:

The average 4-drawer, metal filing cabinet can hold up to 300 pounds in paper full.1 If you have 7 of these in your office, you have just over a ton of paper! By recycling just one ton of paper, you can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water! This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!2

What is Data Guardian's Impact?

Last year, based off these numbers, Data Guardian saved:

  • 1,887 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 10,693 trees
  • 239,020 gallons of oil
  • 2,516,000 kilowatts of energy
  • 4,403,000 gallons of water

Those 10,693 trees Data Guardian saved absorb 157,250 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. Burning this same amount of paper would create 943,500 pounds of carbon dioxide!2