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WCRS launches Home Shredding Solution for remote workers in partnership with Ship2Shred

WCRS launches Home Shredding Solution for remote workers in partnership with Ship2Shred

WCRS is proud to offer a new home shredding solution for the many thousands of businesses that are now adopting home working practices for their workforce, in partnership with Ship2Shred.

Businesses have had to very quickly adapt their working practices in a national effort to mitigate the risks of Covid-19, with many businesses moving employees to home working over the course of the pandemic. At the height of the pandemic, almost 50% of the workforce was working from home and this trend is predicted to continue far beyond the current crisis with the many benefits remote working brings to businesses and their staff. However, what consideration, if any, has been given to the management of waste generated by home workers and the potential risks this may pose?

Waste that is generated as part of a business’s activities must be treated as commercial waste and by law should not be placed in domestic waste containers. Additionally, confidential documentation must be handled safely and securely to ensure full compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Working in partnership with our secure shredding service partner, WCRS has launched a simple solution for managing waste generated by home workers. Businesses can either order fully trackable pre-paid envelopes for staff to fill and return for full security shredding, or they can opt for a premium but cost-effective doorstep collection for larger quantities of confidential waste or highly sensitive information.

All confidential waste is returned to a fully accredited, secure facility and processed, in accordance with European Standard EN15713, and a Certificate of Destruction is provided. All waste paper is sent to UK mills for recycling so businesses can be assured they are handling their home workers’ waste both responsibly and compliantly, as well as sustainably.

Marcus Sanders, Group Sales & Marketing Director commented – “During the global pandemic businesses have had to adapt very quickly and with the waste generated by home workers being out of sight, it could also mean that it is potentially out of mind and this is where things can go wrong. We identified a need and have engaged with our supply chain to secure an effective and simple solution to support our customers. Ship2Shred is an extremely safe, secure and cost effective solution that businesses can introduce as part of their home waste policy to ensure waste generated by home workers is being dealt with responsibly. We have already received significant interest and are bringing on board several blue chip and government sector organisations. ”_

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