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American Shredding Crushes Counterfeit Products Seized by US Customs

Fake Yeti mugs are seized by customs and brought to American Shredding to destroy.

"In Fiscal Year 2020, CBP (U.S. Customs & Border Protection) personnel nationwide seized 26,503 shipments containing counterfeit goods estimated to be worth nearly $1.3 billion had they been genuine." - US Customs & Border Protection

The trickle-down effect of this is massive. Not only does it hurt the US economy, but the funds received from sales often finances terrorist groups, sex trafficking and more.

Also, it can destroy a brand’s reputation. A consumer can think they are getting a genuine product and when it begins to fall apart, they post negative reviews about that brand not knowing the brand is a victim too.

In addition, it can be dangerous. Legitimate brands spend large sums of money to make sure their products are safe. Depending on the industry, the government requires them to pass certain safety guidelines to keep you and your family safe. Counterfeit people don't care.

We here at American Shredding take all of this very seriously and were more than happy to destroy a shipment of fake travel mugs seized by CBP. Due to them being stainless steel and the wrong shape to go through our shredders, we went old school!

Unlike some shredding companies who aren't equipped or committed to destroying illegal products, we don't simply take them to a landfill....we destroy them, recycle them, and do our part to keep the planet as green as possible.


American Shredding offers recycling services to help you protect your product brand and do your part to protect the planet. We can shred on-site at your location or off-site at our secure plant.

Contact us for fast scheduling, friendly staff, 100% recycling and low prices. We offer services in Arizona, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Washington states. See our list of cities here.

Need help with a recycling plan? Get a quote today!

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