3 great reasons to use a clothing shredding service
How can a clothing shredding service help you protect your business?
Has your company has recently re-branded? Or perhaps you’ve had quality control issues with a product? Or you simply want to save old textiles from landfill? If so, you need a clothing shredding service to protect your business. Here are 3 great reasons why…
Protect your Business
We’re all on a sense of heightened alert with the mention of a data breach. We’re continuously hearing stories in the media about large companies exposing personal data. These data breaches are mostly digital or involving paper records, and you may not have considered that a piece of clothing could put your business at risk from identity theft.
It could be all too easy for a disgruntled ex-employee to use a uniform to defraud a company. A criminal may easily get hold of a security officers’ uniform, police uniform, or medical professional to impersonate an employee. Avoiding this situation is simple. An old uniform must not be thrown out with the general rubbish. Instead, consider using a secure clothing shredding service, just as you would for your paper. Educate your employees about this risk to ensure they know what to do with their old uniforms.
Protect your Brand
If your company has recently undergone a re-brand, you’ll have invested time and money creating and promoting your refreshed look. The last thing you want is outdated merchandise or uniforms on show, diluting the result of your marketing efforts. You wouldn’t use an old letterhead, so think twice about wearing a uniform with an old logo too. To avoid any brand identity issues, ensure you collect any piece of clothing from your employees and use a professional shredding company to shred and recycle them. That way, you remain confident that your brand and image are protected.
If you’ve produced a run of clothing products have been incorrectly set up or been made in error, that could also put your brand at risk. In this situation, the products need to be removed from the market to avoid exposing your reputation and devaluing your brand.
Protect the Environment
Did you know £140 billion worth of clothes go into landfill each year in the UK?
We’re all becoming more environmentally aware in terms of the paper we recycle and single use plastics we discard. When it comes to clothing, many organic fibres can be used again. This means there is no need to send them to landfill. Certain mixed fibres such as polyester or nylon that cannot be broken down could pollute the earth if dumped. These items, including those with your logo on can be shredded and repurposed into items such as fillings for car seats.
If you would like more information about our clothing shredding service, please contact the experts at The Shredding Alliance for more information or a quote.