What Happens to the Confidential Documents we destroy utilizing our Certified Destruction Process?

After your sensitive materials have been destroyed the shredded documents are then sent to one of our network of preferred recycling plants for pulping.

Shred Instead’s two-step process for document destruction is a compliant and approved method for destroying Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in accordance with CUI Notice 2019-03: Destroying Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

The Pulping Process:

  • Raw Materials: The first step in paper pulping is to collect the raw materials. Typically, this is wood chips or other cellulose-based materials such as recycled paper, cardboard, or agricultural waste.
  • Preparation: The raw materials are then cleaned and prepared for the pulping process. This includes removing any non-cellulose materials, such as dirt or rocks, and reducing the size of the material to make it easier to process.
  • Pulping: The prepared materials are then placed in a large tank or vessel where they are mixed with chemicals and water. The chemicals used in the pulping process depend on the type of material being used and the desired end product. The mixture is then heated and stirred, which breaks down the fibers and creates a pulp.
  • Cleaning: Once the pulping process is complete, the pulp is washed and screened to remove any remaining chemicals, dirt, or debris.
  • Bleaching (optional): Depending on the desired end product, the pulp may then be bleached to achieve the desired color.
  • Refining: The final step in the process is refining the pulp. This involves further processing and refining the pulp to achieve the desired texture and consistency.
  • Papermaking: The refined pulp is then used to make paper products, which may include everything from newspaper to packaging materials to high-quality printing paper.