Wednesday, 2 October 2013

#ConfidentialWaste Shredding in #Manchester from EMERGE!

Did you know that your business could be liable for a fine of up to £500,000 if confidential information about customers, clients, service users or patients gets into the public domain, whether by accident or carelessness?

Just this summer, one North West organisation has been fined £80,000 for leaving behind boxes of confidential personal information in a building that was being sold to a new occupier. The Information Commissioner will hand out hefty fines if there is evidence that your organisation has breached the Data Protection Act, knowingly or not.

Now that so much data is stored in digital and electronic forms, it may be easy to take your eye off the ball where paper records are concerned, partly because of the extra physical and storage efforts involved. And environmentally-conscious companies and staff may think that putting paperwork in the recycling bin will resolve the problem about disposal.

"As the example above shows, you need to be just as meticulous about paper as about computer data," explains Lucy Danger, CEO of EMERGE. "That’s why we have developed a service specifically to ensure that businesses stay within the law when they need to dispose of old paperwork."

"We can deal with all your confidential waste by storing the material in robust, locked containers, transporting it in a secure vehicle, where it will be shredded at our premises under highly controlled conditions. All shredded paper is taken directly to a recycling reprocessor to be pulped and made into new paper.

EMERGE issues you with a Certificate of Secure Destruction as evidence that your material has been disposed of confidentially."

For more information about our confidential shredding service, or to find out about our highly competitive rates, please visit our website or call Leah on 0161 223 8200.

EMERGE provides environmental education and advice on resource management, waste composition and sustainable procurement issues. Our business services include everything from recycling collections to confidential document shredding.  

We are now working in partnership with Cooler Projects to deliver carbon literacy training for businesses across Greater Manchester.  For more info see or speak to Liz Lauder on 0161 223 8200 to book your places. 

Visit our new pop-up shop in Manchester city centre! Promoting the 3Rs of waste reduction, reuse and recyling, we are selling goodies and local arts and crafts with a 'Made in Manchester' theme.  Find us at Brazennose House West, Brazennose St, M2 5AS. Opening hours are usually 12-5pm Wed-Sat but are subject to change. Please contact for more info.

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