Cintas Document Management Recycles One Million Pounds of Paper During 2013
Shred USA® Earth Day Events
Over one million pounds of paper were recycled, saving 12,000 trees
CINCINNATI -- April 22, 2013
In recognition of Earth Day, celebrated today, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:
CTAS), a leader in secure document management services, announced it recycled
over one million pounds of paper during its free Shred USA^® Earth Day events
throughout the U.S. from April 19-21. The total resulted in more than 12,000
trees being saved. This removes 2.8 million pounds of greenhouse gases, or the
equivalent of taking 254 cars off the road per year.
“Shredding documents is key in reducing the risk of identity theft, a growing
threat for individuals and businesses across the nation,” explained John
Otten, Marketing Manager, Cintas Document Management. “The Shred USA^® events
are a great benefit for the communities we serve because the public can safely
dispose of confidential information while conserving natural resources, saving
energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
Participants around the country brought sensitive documents to more than 100
events at local banks, credit unions and hospitals. All documents were
shredded using the Cintas SmartShred™ process. With this system, paper is
collected and securely destroyed using one of Cintas’ mobile shredding trucks.
Once shredded, the paper is delivered to a paper mill where the shredded paper
is turned into pulp and manufactured into secondary paper products.
Additional savings from the nationwide events included over 16 million BTUs,
the equivalent of heating 179 homes per year; nearly 14,000 pounds of
hazardous air pollutants; 960,000 pounds of solid waste, the equivalent of 34
trash trucks; and over 11 million gallons of water, the equivalent of 17
By hosting a SmartShred™ event with Cintas, businesses are able to provide an
added-value for their customers as well as the community.
Cintas is the first North American AAA NAID-certified and PCI-DSS compliant
document management provider. Cintas provides cost-effective document
shredding, storage and imaging programs. Its services are designed to provide
businesses with data privacy and security, compliance with regulatory
requirements and greater control and access to information.
For information about Cintas’ document management programs, visit
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for more than 1 million
businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.
Mulberry Marketing Communications
Christina Bereta, 312-664-1532
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