The Shredding Alliance (TSA) has secured a partnership with the UK’s leading supplier of paper, board and plastics, Robert Horne Group, and its closed loop paper recycling service, yoyo, to ensure customers’ confidential waste paper is disposed of in compliance with the Data Protection Act.
yoyo is a clever, but simple way of dealing with paper that saves organisations money and reduces their impact on the environment. The closed loop cycle prolongs the ‘fibre life’ of every piece of collected paper as yoyo sources, delivers, collects and recycles customers’ office paper.
Traceability is an important aspect of a closed loop recycling process and TSA’s confidential document destruction service encompasses a fully accountable end-to-end provision. As a result a three year partnership has been agreed between Robert Horne Group and TSA that returns every sheet of confidential waste paper to yoyo’s fibre bank. This will include TSA providing a collection service from customers’ premises, secure destruction of confidential waste paper either via on-site or off-site shredding and a guarantee that yoyo sourced paper is returned to the fibre bank where it will be recycled back into paper, for yoyo customers to use again, rather than going to landfill.
Tony Browne, sustainability and development director at Robert Horne Group, comments: "There are a number of clear synergies between TSA and yoyo that make this partnership extremely exciting for us: commitment to the environment and our customers combined with an unstoppable energy for growth. By creating a partnership with TSA, we not only have a premier closed loop paper recycling offer, but one that simultaneously guarantees the security of our customers’ confidential waste paper and reduces their impact on the environment.
"What appealed to me most about partnering with TSA was that it provides nationwide coverage via a single source agreement and its shredding services are delivered by well established independent owner managed companies, so there is the ability to be completely flexible and customer orientated."
Formed by a number of the UK’s leading independent document shredding and recycling companies, TSA is a unique service proposition that delivers improved customer experience, increased response times but most importantly better value for money. Working to the highest standards, all TSA document handling operatives have been fully vetted to BS7858 and all service suppliers operate to ISO9001:2008 incorporating BS EN15713:2009 – the European standard for the destruction of confidential information.
Daniel Hawtin, managing director, TSA, concludes: "The partnership represents the cohesion of two very like minded companies. We are forecasting that we will handle well in excess of 1,500 tonnes of confidential waste in the first year, but with the energy and commitment to grow we can easily exceed this level.
"Furthermore, it also allows us to offer our customers the chance to reduce their environmental impact by using yoyo’s closed loop recycling service."
Offering both on-site and off-site secure shredding services, on a scheduled and ad hoc basis, TSA ensures a highly flexible approach to single source agreements. Considering the importance of the environment in document shredding and recycling procurement; TSA only uses the latest mobile shredding vehicles with minimum environmental impact and off-site plants which benefit from energy efficient shredding technology. All contracts are closely managed by a single point of contact and dedicated account manager, ensuring consistency of communications at all times and only the highest service levels.