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Overstock Disposal: Destroying Toys in Texas and Beyond

By admin_as | Jun 27, 2017

Our client was storing a large volume of stock, discontinued toy products. Originally, the product was designed as a monthly subscription kit, something like a playful  “care package,” and shipped to clients all over the world. There was a branded cardboard box containing several gift and collectible items designed around a specific character and made from different materials. Each kit contained items like…

Try Plant Based Shredding in Dallas/ Fort Worth area

By admin_as | Oct 11, 2016

Paul Simonetti has been working closely with our Arlington, Texas plant for six years and he serves the greater Dallas/ Fort Worth environs. He implements new recycling programs for his clients that reduce waste handling costs, reduce carbon footprint, and generate a revenue stream based on the sale of the recyclables. In Arlington, we have…

Plant-Based Shredding or Onsite Shredding?

By admin_as | Sep 28, 2016

Erik Brown has been working with us for over ten years. Erik has been trained and holds certifications from both Homeland Security and the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID.) The record storage operations for the Federal Government and other large document archiving operations are among Erik’s clients. Recently, many of his clients have begun…

Medical Device Product Destruction

By admin_as | May 10, 2016

A company that manufactures large medical devices for surgical procedures called us about a product line that had been manufactured incorrectly and was not up to their quality control standards. If their medical devices had been thrown away in a dumpster, their product could be picked up and potentially counterfeited or resold. Instead, they looked for a partner…

Shredding Fashion Samples and Seconds

By admin_as | Apr 21, 2016

  Every month, we collect 7000 pounds of high fashion clothing designs, mixed textiles and accessories and the collection must be reliably coordinated with the client’s accounting schedules. We shred and bale the mixed-content textiles so there is no further chance for them in any marketplace, a step to protect the brand. The designer requires…

Crushing Plastic Prototype Casings in Washington State

By admin_as | Mar 23, 2016

Our manufacturing client in Seattle is choosing our secure product disposal and destruction service. They are working through a design process, producing injection molded prototype casings that have not yet been patented. Test product samples must be kept out of the wrong hands. It is very important that there is absolutely no chance of recovery.…

Secure Product Destruction: Texas Style

By admin_as | Feb 24, 2016

In mid-December, 2015, our client had 40 pallets of outdated medical prosthetics, silicone breast implants. They had 6000 units with a retail value over $7,000,000 and they needed the product destroyed before the January 1, 2016.  The implants were stored several states away, still in individual boxes, and the client feared that the product could be diverted to some unregulated market or turn up…

Guaranteed Product Destruction

By admin_as | Aug 13, 2015

Here are some images of outdoor sports equipment and apparel products, gloves, helmets, shirts, knee pads before they were destroyed. After the items manufactured overseas arrived at the U.S. distribution center, it was seen that they did not meet the companies’ product standards for selling. The company desired to reclaim the import taxes they had paid. It was necessary…

Urge West Coast Ports to Work

By admin_as | Feb 10, 2015

Please join me in my appeal to Governor Brown and President Obama to impel the Pacific Maritime Association management and the leaders of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union to immediately complete their bargaining process and get the West Coast Ports back to full time work. Their conflict exerts excess destructive power; the impact of this…

New Plant in Phoenix to Shred Plastics and Faulty or Returned Products

By admin_as | Oct 17, 2014

Green Planet 21 has opened a new 46,000 square foot indoor facility in central Phoenix. Clients can now recycle more plastics and cut their waste disposal costs. Scrap generated in manufacturing processes and returned or defective products are handled sustainably instead of being buried in landfills. See the plant here: http://bit.ly/1vnRSIP Green Planet 21 handles: waste plastics: HDPE,…