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Why Would You Need A Uniform Destruction Service?

Depending on the kind of business you run, you may see the need for your staff members to wear branded uniforms with your logo and other personal information on them.

This is a brilliant way of uniting your workforce and encouraging people to work together as a team (as well as behaving themselves in an appropriate way when out and about on a job)… but be aware that if you don’t dispose of old workwear properly you could be putting yourself and your business at risk.

You might not have considered the benefits of using a uniform destruction service before, but it’s actually quite essential when you do have work uniforms and so on to get rid of. Uniform disposal can be challenging and while you might not think of this as a huge waste stream, think about how many big businesses there are out there – and thus, how many tonnes of clothing need to be replaced every year.

Inevitably, old workwear garments end up on landfill sites around the world but with so much in the news these days about wastage and the environment, you’d be wise to try and donate unwanted textiles to a secondary partner or charity shop that might have use for them still. But what should you do with the logo and company information on these clothes?

If you pass clothes over to someone else without removing the logo and other identifying marks, you leave yourself open to fraud – and could be putting other people at risk as well.

Just think – a nefarious person could pick up your coat, jacket or shirt with the logo still on it, put it on and go over to another person’s house impersonating someone from your company. The homeowner may let them in unwittingly and completely innocently, only to find themselves the victim of a distraction burglary, for example.

Getting in touch with a confidential and secure uniform shredding and destruction service is one sure-fire way to know that you’ve done all you can to ensure that identity theft will not happen to your organisation. Being careless in this regard could prove to be very costly in the long run, far costlier than how much you’d spend on having a collection service dispose of old workwear regularly.

Make sure you pick your choice of company wisely, however, as you do want to make sure that your old garments aren’t doing too much damage to the environment. Here at Avena, we’re fully committed to environmental sustainability and partner with specialist textile manufacturing and recycling organisations to offer our customers secure destruction and recycling of old and unwanted clothes.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to uniform destruction, so do make sure you’re doing all you can to prioritise this and protect your business from fraud. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with us today.

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