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How much does secure destruction and recycling of documents, textiles, IT and media cost? What are the benefits of using a certified recycling company? Most …

Are Sustainability and ESG concepts that are being foisted on corporate management by a vocal minority, or do consumers genuinely care about these issues? In …

Northern Railway uses security & recycling specialist Avena to process 10,000+ KG of end-of-life uniform & workwear securely and sustainably. As the second largest train …

Samuel Brothers, tailors of prestigious uniforms and livery, turned to Avena for trustworthy and sustainable disposal of textiles.   A Royal Warrant is a prized …

We are delighted to share with you a momentous development in the realm of data security with the acquisition of Let’s Talk Shred by Avena …

Raising awareness of the environmental, ethical and security issues and how we can make a difference. To mark Earth Day 2024 on Monday, 22 April, …

An overview of the challenges the logistics sector must overcome to maintain sustainability and how Avena Group can help logistics companies get ahead. Like many …

  With 2025 bringing new climate commitments, brands and suppliers in the fashion industry need to work hard during 2024 to ensure their supply chains …

Textile waste is a growing problem that is reaching a crisis point. Fast fashion and a consumer economy have made the UK the highest buyer …

 Avena proudly announces its strategic partnership with EE for the secure destruction and recycling of end-of-life uniform.  In April 2022, BT Group announced a shake-up …

The Welsh Government will soon be introducing a new recycling law that supports its circular economy strategy, Beyond recycling. Coming into effect on 6th April …

There are many reasons why having an office-sized shredding machine for document destruction may seem like a better option than using a professional shredding service. …

In the fast-paced world of business, the flow of information is constant, and safeguarding sensitive documents is paramount. Whether dealing with confidential client data, internal …

In the realm of business, the significance of a well-dressed and unified workforce goes beyond aesthetics—it’s a reflection of your brand identity and a key …

  In the fast-paced world of technology, it’s easy to overlook the crucial aspects of the IT equipment lifecycle—especially when it comes to disposal. The …

Why Organisations Rebrand Organisations rebrand for a variety of reasons, and the decision is typically driven by a combination of internal and external factors. Here …

Data breaches can be a life-changing experience, not only for an organisation but also for the people who work within the organisation and those it …

When schools, universities and other educational institutions undergo a rebrand, the new identity must be applied to a wide range of items to ensure brand …

The fashion sector in general – and fast fashion in particular – has a problem with projecting an image of sustainability. Rapidly trending designs are …

Back in 2013, health secretary of the time Jeremy Hunt announced that the NHS would be paperless by 2018. On paper (pardon the pun), this was …

Building products manufacturer Forterra provides workwear to all of its personnel working both offsite and at 17 manufacturing locations. So when they studied how they …

The 2023 Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS) has come and gone, once again leaving us with a wealth of knowledge, inspiring encounters, and a …

The fast food sector is often targeted for producing excessive packaging waste but Subway, the world’s largest submarine sandwich brand with more than 44,000 locations …

While we all know that waste is an important and urgent world issue, we may be unaware of its scale or impact. As sustainable recyclers …

Avena Group Acquires Assured Security Shredding We are proud to announce the Acquisition of Assured Security Shredding on Thursday 31st August 2023. It marks a …

Avena Group Press Release: 1st September 2023. Acquisition opens a third depot for secure data destruction company and enhances its coverage across London and the …

Automotive manufacturers Honda recently revealed how end-of-life workwear from their US manufacturing and R&D facilities is being saved from going to landfill. Instead, the garments …

With the constant advance of IT, old electrical office equipment, computers, laptops and smartphones are frequently replaced to make way for something newer, faster, smarter …

Rebranding: How To Sustainably Recycle Old Workwear Branded workwear brings many benefits to businesses and organisations, from promoting a brand image in commerce to enabling …

In this blog post, we look at how Avena Group provide environmental impact statements for clients who use their secure document and textile destruction services, and the benefits that …

Asking who is the best secure data destruction company can be a bit like asking what is the best car – it depends on what …

Although workwear is made to withstand heavy usage, like all clothing it eventually wears out. It also becomes surplus when personnel leave or a new …

In 2020, NHS England launched it’s ‘For a greener NHS’ campaign and a roadmap towards becoming the world’s first net-zero public health service. it was …

There was a time when counterfeit fashion, ranging from clothing to luggage and from watches to trainers, was the preserve of dodgy market stalls and …

Businesses that collect, handle, store and work with personal data have a legal responsibility to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that …

GDPR requires all businesses to take responsibility for the personal data they collect, store and use, and this includes the secure destruction of old records. …

What Is UK Recycle Week? With governments, businesses, communities and individuals all looking at ways to reduce the amount of material we consume and waste …

With the introduction of GDPR, confidential waste destruction has become a fact of office life for many companies. And with online traders selling shredding machines …

Textile recycling needs to be taken more seriously if we are to reduce the amount we currently send to landfills. And while textile recycling has …

Brand And IP Explained In simple terms, your brand is anything that associates a product, person or service with your company. As a physical representation, …

Although businesses are increasingly ‘going paperless’ the shredding machine is still a feature of many offices where information is handled, processed and filed in paper …

Every organisation handling personal data – that’s any information that can lead to a real living person being identified – needs to take GDPR seriously. …

If you are a large organisation handling high volumes of confidential paper-based information, how efficient is your data destruction? A typical service contract for secure …

‘The Noah’s Ark Job’ It is Tuesday 5 July 2022 and like the rest of the UK, Brixton in South London is enjoying a spell …

When you buy a new computer, laptop, tablet or phone, you are probably careful to remove all personal or confidential information from the old one …

Most of us can remember the fun we had as children, dressing up and pretending to be a police officer, a firefighter or something similar.  …

Keep Our Industry Clean (Of Greenwashing) The environment, carbon footprint and sustainability all offer rich opportunities for less-than-scrupulous companies to make virtuous-sounding claims about their …

Paper Waste While many companies now boast paperless offices and operations, there are many sectors where printed records are still used and kept in large …

If you search online for ‘secure IT destruction’ you would expect to find companies offering secure digital media-based data destruction services that comply with the …

How Can Avena Help? With mobile shredding from Avena, you can be sure your company is secure and fully compliant. You will see your confidential …

You may think that professional document shredding and data destruction services are costly but have you ever considered the alternative in the event of the …

Many textiles can be repurposed. Clothes can be donated to charity shops for resale, while blankets and towels can be given to wildlife rescues and …

Office shredders can be bought quite cheaply, and might even offer a security level that meets legal requirements, but before you buy a shredder for …

What Is WEEE? WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and is a European directive aimed at reducing the volume of electrical and electronic …

For Branded Clothing, Uniforms And All Other Workwear Textile disposal has become of increasing importance in recent years as more people have begun to realise …

Are Referrals Important? We Think So.  A lot of time, money and effort is invested in gaining new customers, through a wide range of methods: …

Have you got a policy in place for the secure destruction of paper being produced at home? I know what you’re thinking: our home workers …

Fixed Costs – No Surcharges What you see is what you pay.  We have never added surcharges for the time we spend at your site …

Working from home can bring flexibility and freedom– but it can also come with its own challenges. One of the biggest challenges facing businesses and …

Paper is one of the most widely recycled materials on the planet and yet every year, tons of it still goes to landfill where – …

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