MAY 2012

Paper shredding record set

Representatives from Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain accept the Guinness World Records® certificate at "Shred Day DFW" after breaking the record for the most paper collected in a 24 hour period.

Comerica Bank and information management services firm Iron Mountain Incorporated set a world record, earning a Guinness World Records honor for “Most Paper Collected in a 24-Hour Period” at Shred Day DFW, a free community shredding event held at Comerica Bank’s Mockingbird Service Center in Dallas on Saturday, April 14. The public event, designed to raise awareness of identity theft protection and sustainability, resulted in the collection of 111,920 lbs. of paper in a single day, which surpassed the previous record (87,360 lbs., set in 2011) by more than 12 tons. All 111,920 lbs. of paper collected is being securely destroyed and recycled by Iron Mountain.

An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records attended the event to observe the attempt, certify the results and present Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain with the Guinness World Records certificate.

As a new charitable component to this year’s Shred Day event, participants were encouraged to bring a suggested donation of two nonperishable food items to help support the North Texas Food Bank. As a result, the event generated approximately 4,546 lbs. of food and monetary donations equivalent to roughly 13,588 meals that will help feed hungry families, seniors and children in 13 North Texas counties.