Better Business Bureau Doubles Recycling & ID Protection Efforts

The BBB of Eastern Michigan hosted their most successful ‘Secure Your ID’ Day to date serving more than 1,209 cars, shredding 25 tons of documents and recycling 30,000 pounds of e-waste
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May 1, 2012 - PRLog -- On April 21, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan and its partners Cintas and Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) hosted their most successful ‘Secure Your ID’ Day to date. Residents and small businesses packed the BBB parking lot – many arriving hours before the gates opened – to destroy and recycle their sensitive paper documents and electronic waste. The event hosted 1,209 cars, double the amount served at the previous events, as consumers responded to the call to protect themselves and the environment.

Overall, the event saw the following results:


     •    25 tons of documents shredded & recycled
             •    425 Trees      
             •    75 Cubic Yards of Landfill   
             •    50 Barrels of Oil               
             •    174,825 Gallons of Water


     •    30,000 pounds of e-waste destroyed and recycled
             • 71,565 metric tons of greenhouse gases      
             •   The equivalent of planting 5,400 trees or the annual emissions of 3 large SUVs

“The massive turn out shows that we’ve been very successful in warning the public that identity theft is a real and serious concern; we were thrilled to see consumers responding in such great numbers,” said Melanie Duquesnel, president & CEO, Better Business Bureau serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan. “With our partners’ help, we were able to not only protect the public, but also the environment by safely recycling thousands of pounds of waste.”

The public also supported the BBB Educational Foundation ( throughout the event by donating more than $3,000 for the BBB’s educational programs. In addition, GreenPath Debt Solutions provided on-site certified counselors to offer debt and credit advice to attendees.

Secure your ID Day was also generously supported by our partners at Fox 2 and Etkin Equities.

About The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan
The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan is a non-profit organization with the purpose of assisting in the protection of consumers and businesses from fraud and unethical business practices in the local marketplace. In addition to its recognized dispute resolution services, BBB maintains reliability reports on the customer service history of more than 80,000 local businesses and provides consumer education materials on numerous topics. BBB provides its services free to the public and its service territory stretches across Eastern Michigan from Jackson/Ann Arbor through Metropolitan Detroit, Lansing, Flint, upward to Alpena, and covers the entire Upper Peninsula of the state. For more information, visit:

About GreenPath Debt Solutions
GreenPath Debt Solutions is a nationwide, non-profit financial organization that assists consumers with credit card debt, housing debt and bankruptcy concerns. Their customized services and attainable solutions have been helping people achieve their financial goals since 1961. Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, GreenPath operates more than 50 full-time branch offices in Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Vermont, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona and Wyoming. GreenPath also delivers licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).  For more information, visit

About Cintas
Cintas provides businesses with secure document shredding, storage and imaging programs. Its services are designed to provide data privacy and security, compliance with regulatory requirements and more efficient control and access to information. Cintas serves a variety of industries including insurance, healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, financial, government, automotive and legal institutions. In addition, it is the first North American AAA NAID-certified and PCI DSS compliant document management provider. For more information, visit

About Global Electric Electronic Processing
Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) Inc. is a global electronic waste recycler who is fully compliant and licensed with all necessary jurisdictions. We recycle e-waste at our own facilities according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Department of Defense, Responsible Recycling (R2), and EPA compliance. The material is processed to the commodity level and returned into the marketplace for reuse to conserve our natural resources. Our office is located at 12237 Beech Daly Road in Redford, Michigan 48239. For more information, we invite you to visit or call us toll free at 1-877-433-7498.
Source:The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan
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