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Top Reasons Why a Business Needs a Product Destruction Company

Ever wondered what happens to products that are returned to a company and that cannot be resold? What about products that have expired? There are so many reasons why a company would need the services of a professional product destruction company.

Ever wondered what happens to products that are returned to a company and that cannot be resold? What about products that have expired? There are so many reasons why a company would need the services of a professional product destruction company.

 

Here are a few:

 

Customer Returns

Often when a customer returns an item, it must be discarded. It can’t for safety or legal reasons be resold.  For example, cosmetics and food can’t go back on the shelves. Companies need to destroy these items in a safe and secure way.

 

Outdated Packaging

Sometimes a company is sold to another company, or they change their logo or other branding. Once an item is packages and sealed, it can’t simply be opened and repackaged. Also, in order to protect their brand, it can’t simply be sold to another company who could damage their reputation.

 

Expired Items

Expired items don’t only include perishable food. Any item that is stamped with an expiration date would need to be destroyed once it is past its “best by” date. The EPA does regulate food expiration but most of the laws regarding this are by a state-by-state basis.

 

Also, consider that there are other types of expiration. Textbooks, manuals, and more often become out of date. Phone accessories become unsellable due to a phone model no longer being sold.  

 

Defective Items

Imagine putting defective items in a dumpster outside your company and someone stealing it, reselling it on the grey market! Your reputation would be in shambles and legal action could be taken against you. A professional product destruction business could protect you from that.

 

Samples and Prototypes 

When it comes to samples and prototypes, businesses need to know that their proprietary items are not going to be poached by a competitor. Imagine developing a prototype of a brand-new product and it showing up in another company’s new releases! This would start a legal battle that could cost your company time and a lot of money.


What’s the answer?

Hire a professional product destruction business that knows how to protect your company, keep products out of the grey market, and pride themselves on protecting the planet.


 

American Shredding offers shredding and 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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