Green Initiatives

The Secure Document Alliance is committed to helping create a “Green America”. SDA has worked with numerous facilities on the creation of green waste streams, recycling x-ray film, plastics, and other materials originally destined for the landfill. Not only do these initiatives help with your environmental responsibilities, they also help improve your company image as recycling is one of the most effective forms of waste reduction.

Recycling Statistics

One ton of recycled office paper saves:

  • 4,100 Kwh of energy
  • 9 barrels (380 gallons) of oil
  • 54 million Btu’s of energy
  • 60 pounds of air pollutants
  • 7,000 gallons of water
  • 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space

Around 4.5 million tons of office paper is thrown away each year in the United States. This is enough paper to build a 12 foot high wall of paper from Los Angeles to New York City.

Annually each person in the United States use paper equivalent to 2 pine trees.

- Sourced from Department of Environmental Quality (MS)

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