Recycling companies, particularly those that traditionally have functioned
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Pricing product destruction jobs can be much less straightforward than pricing recurring document destruction services. In an article in this supplement, Dan Constant, president and founder of Sustainable Solutions LLC, Gainesville, Georgia, shares his methodology for pricing one such job that he performed a few years ago. Click here to read “Not toying around,” the article about the job that Constant and his company executed, which involved numerous material streams from plastics to batteries.
As information transitions from the physical to the virtual realm, many companies that provide destruction services are looking to diversify their businesses by adding medical waste transportation services, further capitalizing on relationships they have with hospitals and doctors’ offices. The article “Window of opportunity” looks at the hurdles these companies have had to overcome and the successes they have achieved in doing so.
As an association that represents the international secure destruction industry, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Phoenix, has advocated for service providers in this sector since its founding in 1994. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. To that end, the association has lobbied for legislation, helping to educate policymakers on the data vulnerabilities that exist when sensitive information is mishandled.
In the article “Maintaining momentum,” starting on page S5, Eric Haas, the current president of NAID, shares some of the initiatives he is focusing on for the remainder of his term in office and the successes the association has seen recently.
As you’ll learn from reading the interview with Haas, he sees a number of challenges facing the secure destruction industry in North America and abroad, but he says NAID is well-positioned to help its members address these challenges.
While secure destruction service providers no doubt are aware of these challenges, they also recognize the opportunities that lay ahead in this space.