Shredding event arrives in Texas Health Allen

May 11, 2013 by  

A free shredding event recently took place at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, inviting members of the community to bring along documents and papers to be shredded free of charge.

Earth Day ShredFest is just one of the initiatives launched by Texas Health to demonstrate commitment to sustainability. It is likely that local printing services will pro be required for brochures and other stationery, even if it means shredding and recycling them when they are no longer being used.

The Shred-It truck was positioned close by the hospital’s front entrance, where people could take up to five file boxes filled with paper to be shredded. Following the process, the paper was taken to be recycled.

The president of the hospital, Jeff Reecer said that the hospital was happy to provide a free shredding service to the community. Last year, over 693,000 reams of paper were shredded and then recycled. This volumedoubled that of 2011 and it is hoped that this year’s figures will increase yet again.

Texas Health is nationally recognized for its commitment to sustainability, with other initiatives taking place. Items recycled include athletic shoes and mobile phones, energy reduction is encouraged by all, and events are held where people can return unused prescription drugs.

Douglas D. Hawthorne of Texas Health Resources spoke of the organization’s commitment to reducing the impact of the facilities on the environment. He further added that everyone is responsible for the environment and they would continue to lead the way for sustainability in the community.