Better Business Bureau Reports Record Breaking ‘Secure Your ID’ Days

BBB, Cintas Fox 2, Greenpath Debt Solutions & GEEP Double Recycling & Identity Protection Efforts in 2012
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Nov. 2, 2012 - PRLog -- BBB, Cintas & GEEP Double Recycling & Identity Protection Efforts in 2012

Southfield, MI – November 2, 2012 The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan ( and its partners Cintas ( and Global Electric Electronic Processing ( (GEEP) recorded their most successful year to date following their April and October 2012 ‘Secure Your ID’ Days.

During both events, consumers packed the BBB parking lot to destroy and recycle their sensitive paper documents and electronic waste. The events in total hosted 1,809 cars, double the amount served in previous years, as Michigan residents came out to protect themselves and the environment.

Overall, the events saw the following results:

Cintas: 90,000 pounds of documents shredded and recycled - saving hundreds of trees, hundreds of cubic yards of landfill, more than 50 barrels of oil and hundreds of thousands of gallons of water
GEEP: 36,000 pounds of e-waste destroyed and recycled - saving nearly 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases
BBB: Raised more than $5,000 in donations to the BBB Educational Foundation ( that supports various BBB teen, senior citizen, military, business and consumer financial training

“We have been conducting shred events for some time, but this year the public has really taken our message to heart. They have responded by coming out in droves to recycle their sensitive documents in order to keep themselves and their families safer from ID theft,” said Melanie Duquesnel, president & CEO, Better Business Bureau serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan. “We could not do it without our partners – from Fox 2 helping to get the message out, to Greenpath Debt Solutions offering sage financial advice, to GEEP and Cintas doing the heavy lifting - we were able to serve our public and help protect the environment.”

The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan will host its next ‘Secure Your ID’ Day shred event on April 20, 2013. Please visit our calendar for other upcoming BBB events at


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:
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