The creative imagination conjures up all kinds of sinister, cloak and dagger fantasies when they hear that, next door, someone is doing a nightshift round at the shredding machine. Do these people have something to hide? And are the law enforcement agencies on their way? No, not at all, this is not a spy thriller. It is however, the real world. The destruction of sensitive documents from time to time is part and parcel of business and administration practices. Destroy sensitive documents in Boston quietly, discreetly and sustainably.
No one needs to know not that it is ever going to be their business anyway and, in turn, you also get to do your part in reducing carbon use and helping to save the environment. Tons of documents are being shredded every year. You wonder where all the waste could possibly go. All the shredded paper will be recycled, of that there should be very little doubt. And furthermore, the recycled paper will then be reused.
Who knows, at some stage in the distant future a new set of sensitive documents will have reached the desk of someone influential. Never mind the rules and regulations, it remains common business sense to store away all important documents and/or files for a determined period of time, usually a number of years. And after dated documents or files have reached its expiry date, these will be retrieved from warehouse-type archives and prepared for the shredding machines.
Keeping all such documents under one large roof for decades would also defeat the purpose in terms of responsible use of the carbon footprint and practicing sustainable development. Not only would this be a burden to the environment, it also has important cost implications for the business concern.