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SecurShred E-Newsletter - July 2012

Security and the Environment


Pile of Computer ElectronicsOver the past 11 years, SecurShred has recycled approximately 45,000,000 pounds of paper (22,500 tons). That is the equivalent of 300,000 trees. What does 300,000 tree's look like? Imagine 429 football fields all put together. There are 640 acres in 1 square mile and 300,000 trees would fill 67% of that mile. We could not have done it without our growing number of customers or the Community Shred Events that we participate in every year. 

Did you know?
For every 150 pounds of paper recycled, one tree is saved?   One tree can filter up to 25kg of air pollutants per year.
The average American uses the equivalent of one 100 foot tall Douglas fir tree in paper and wood products every year.  
Making paper from recycled paper uses 30% to 55% less energy than making paper from trees. 
There is 95% less air pollution created when creating paper from recycled paper versus cutting down trees to make paper.
  Recycling 1 ton of newspaper saves 1 ton of wood.  Recycling 1 one of copy paper saves slightly more than 2 tons of wood.  This is because twice as much wood is used to produce higher quality paper like copy paper.
Enough wood and paper is thrown away in one year to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.

Our trucks are on the road 5 days a week, using biodiesel when available and servicing all of Vermont, Up State New York, Northwestern Massachusetts, and parts of New Hampshire.

By implementing a no idling policy, we have reduced our diesel consumption and air pollutants. 


For more information or if you have any questions, please visit our website atwww.securshred.com or email us at info@securshred.com.

More fun facts about recycling 


Vermont Breaks E-scrap Collection Goal

Vermont's e-scrap program has broken its first year collection goal.

Resource Recycling, posted May, 31, 2012

Pile of Computer ElectronicsThe legislation establishing the Vermont E-Cycles Program set a first year collection goal of 3.4 million pounds of computers, laptops, monitors, printers, televisions and other items, or about 5.5 pounds of electronic waste per capita. Launched in July of last year and with two months remaining in the program year, the target has already been met. New estimates suggest that E-Cycles may bring in as much as 5 million pounds or over 7 pounds per person.

The program offers over 90 permanent collection sites across the state, in addition to many collection events. Under the law establishing the program, electronics manufacturers are required to fund the recycling of their wares, allowing Vermont residents, charities, school districts and small businesses to recycle their devices for free.


Tolerance For HIPAA Non-Compliance Is Low

Hunton & Williams LLP, June 7, 2012


Pile of Computer ElectronicsOn June 7, 2012, at the annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security Conference hosted in Washington, D.C. by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") and the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST"), OCR Director Leon Rodriguez said that, given HIPAA's 15-year history and the substantial technical assistance OCR and NIST have provided covered entities, tolerance for HIPAA non-compliance is "much, much lower" than it has been in the past.

In his remarks, Director Rodriguez indicated that the final omnibus rule modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules is "very close." Director Rodriguez reiterated that the modifications will include extending HIPAA liability to business associates, but emphasized that business associates should not wait for the final rule to be enacted to focus on compliance.  



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In This Issue:
Security and the Environment
Vermont Breaks E-scrap Collection Goal
Tolerance For HIPAA Non-Compliance Is Low
Trees Saved! 

Trees Saved

297,718 Trees have been saved by our customers through the use of SecurShred's secure paper shredding and recycling process!
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