Island firms display green credentials

Make text smaller Make text larger

  • Before and after: Central Filing Ltd renders old hard drives unusable

    Before and after: Central Filing Ltd renders old hard drives unusable


Island companies yesterday displayed their green credentials in advance of Earth Day tomorrow.

Secure document destruction firm Guardian said it had sent more than 3.2 million pounds of paper for recycling since it opened up shop in 2005.

The firm said that, working with a recycling partner to turn old documents into toilet paper, tissue paper, napkins and paper towels, it had saved around 25,000 trees.

A spokeswoman for the firm said: “Guardian is proud to be playing such a leading role in working with our customers to help save the environment.

“Guardian partners with customers by placing secure document consoles at their place of business.

“The consoles are emptied, the contents sorted into recyclable and non-recyclable material and the recycling process is completed overseas.”

In addition, the firm carries out industry-approved shredding for computer hard drives and other material and takes old electronic equipment and computers and associated equipment to Government’s recycling centre for processing and recycling overseas.

Data and document destruction firm Central Filing Ltd said it also had industry-approved shredder, capable of destroying hard drives, computer tapes and cellphones.

Central Filing, owned by former Commissioner of Police Jonathan Smith and other investors, also has a mechanical punch used for larger items and can destroy laptops MacBooks and iPads to make them completely unusable.

Mr Smith said: “This totally eliminates the risk of proprietary information getting into unauthorised hands.”

And he added that major global businesses in Bermuda demanded the highest standards for secure destruction and environmentally-safe handling of old equipment.

Mr Smith said: “The company’s work does not end there. Committed to disposing of electronic waste in an environmentally approved manner, Central Filing will collect and sort unwanted computers, cables, keyboards and peripherals.

“Selected items are shipped overseas and recycled. Laptop and cell phone batteries are removed and disposed of in accordance with Government’s approved waste management protocols.”

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Apr 21, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm)

Island firms display green credentials

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • When will Michael Dunkley call the next General Election?
    • May
    • 5%
    • August
    • 25%
    • December
    • 70%
    • Total Votes: 6589
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries