Fellowes Brands was looking for ways to manage paper shredder inventory with greater sustainability in mind. Here is how their refurbished paper shredder program improved sustainability and offered consumers savings on paper shredders.
A Greener Solution That Saves Green
The United States produces more electronic and appliance waste (also known as e-waste) annually than any other country. Americans throw away 9.4 million tons of electronics every year. According to the EPA, only 12.5% of that waste is recycled.
Rather than dispose of returned or outdated shredder equipment, Fellowes Brands began offering refurbished shredders at a reduced price back to consumers. This initiative greatly reduced the number of shredders that ended up in landfills and gave savings opportunities to shredder consumers. The solution resulted in a consistent refurbished shredder offering. Selecting a Refurbished Paper Shredder.
Refurbished machines are often shredders that were returned because purchasers needed a different model. Without a refurbished policy, these new shredders would end up in the trash. By establishing a strict testing standard on all refurbished shredders, Fellowes Brands ensured the same quality guidelines for refurbished as new shredder products. They even offer a one year warranty.
A Recent Refurbished Shredder Review
“I purchased this as a refurbished unit directly from the Fellowes online site. It was shipped right away for free, and I received it in just three days. I was very pleased with the packing and condition of the shredder… it didn’t look at all like a refurbished unit, but like a brand new one.”
A Win For Consumers
Small businesses and start-ups on a budget can now get quality shredder protection for less. Consumers with a commitment to sustainability efforts can feel good about a Fellowes Brands refurbished shredder purchase.
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