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What is Product Destruction?
Certified product destruction in St. Louis is a disposal process that is used by various St. Louis businesses to destroy or dispose of outdated and defective products. The entire process is certified or authenticated such that the products are not resold or used illegally.
Every company invests a hefty sum of money in order to improve or manage their brand image. This money is used for different purposes such as customer satisfaction, visual presentation, quality products manufacturing, etc. Sometimes, it may happen that a finished product becomes disfigured, old-fashioned, damaged, or has to remanufactured for any reason.
Now, it is necessary for St. Louis companies to prevent such products from reaching the marketplace. To protect their band image, the St. Louis companies need to act immediately and dispose of such goods in such a way that they are not utilized illegally or resold in the market. This is where certified product destruction comes into play.
One may think of sending outdated and damaged products to the local St. Louis recycler or landfill for recycling is a good idea. However, this is not an appropriate solution because several liabilities and problems could arise. For the safety of your business and brand image, the local recycler or landfill is not enough as many have been reported selling the products to black markets and secondary markets. It may so happen that your products or important information ends up in the wrong hands. Numerous legal and criminal charges have been filed against corrupt recycling companies who use the term recycling loosely and just resell products that are to be intended for product destruction.
Your company in St. Louis should use our certified product destruction. Not every company is allowed to perform a certified product destruction with documentation including videos and pictures. We make sure that the unwanted product is 100% destroyed and disposed of with no commercial value. This ensures that your products are not used in an unsafe manner or illegally resold.
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We are a company that provides certified and secure product destruction in St. Louis.
Paper documents are one of the main items that contain confidential information for your company. We provide comprehensive product destruction services for those paper documents. However there are other items we specialize in destroying such as defective products, recalled goods, returned merchandise, outdated products, proprietary packaging, etc. We have specially designed machinery for destruction in an environmentally-friendly manner.
We have a team of specially trained service representatives, who will keep track of the rejected goods during the entire process of destruction and disposal. After the destruction and disposal is done, we will provide you with a certificate of destruction.
We have proper equipment, tools, and manpower to satisfy you with your product destruction and disposal needs. Our company abides by the federal and state regulations in disposing of the products.
All product destruction processes are conducted under our surveillance and you will be provided with video or pictures or other documents to make sure you are satisfied that your product has been destroyed in an efficient manner.
Types of Product Destruction
Before selecting the method of product destruction, one should have a clear idea about the type, intensity, and frequency of damage in the products. Maybe your product is not defective and really is important to be destroyed. Our process of product destruction is secure and safe.
If your product is defective and needs product destruction, here are a few methods that are commonly used:
- Shredding: This is done for soft goods such as garments, footwear, textiles, etc.
- Crushing: This is done in case of hardline goods.
- Incineration: Done in case of combustible materials and products or income cases shredded U.S. Currency.
- Shredding and Recycling: Done in case of reusable things like paper, plastic, glass, etc.
Why it is important to ensure that the defective products are not resold in St. Louis?
Reselling defective products will have serious consequences for your business and its brand image. Here are some of the effects of illegal selling of damaged goods:
- Pose a danger to the consumers: Consumers may face serious danger issues by using the defective products and your company will be held liable.
- Damage your brand’s reputation: If consumers buy your products from other random sources, it will affect your brand image very badly.
- Put your IP at risk: Sometimes, factories sell the defective goods to competitors. This will also pose a serious threat to your business.
Benefits of certified product destruction in St. Louis
Product destruction in St. Louis is important for a number of reasons. Let us have a look at those reasons.
Security Seals on Trucks Delivering Products for Destruction
We take tremendous care in making sure your products, textiles, or documents are secure during transport. We have found that using a seal on truck doors provides added security to make sure nothing is tampered with. Here are a few pictures of seals we put on trucks.
Your brand will never want rejected products sold in the black or gray markets. Employees, online discount retailers, shops, or street sellers can conduct this activity. This has a negative affect on the brand image of your company.
Consumers will not consider they acquired the products through secondary sources. They will only think about your brand while using those defective products. Thus, this will damage the reputation of your company.
Products that are very important for product destruction are uniforms with the brand logo, discontinued products, damaged goods, manufacturing overruns, blemished items, obsolete inventory, unused product packaging, and promotional merchandise.
Selling products that no longer meet the government regulatory standards or your internal standards imposes certain liabilities on your company. Therefore, these defective or expired products must be destroyed properly.
Some of the government regulatory agencies are the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In some cases involving copyright infringement cases, the court orders the organization to destroy the goods. Some of the common goods involved in such cases are cosmetics and perfume, clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc.
Important information including paper, digital, or film documents should be destroyed in order to prevent them from reaching a competitor’s hands. Many times, electronic products comprise of embedded memory that contains copied software. Not destroying it properly may cause various problems for your business.
Compliance with hazardous waste regulation
There are some products that require special handling such as chemicals, cosmetics, medical equipment, toxic substances, and some pharmaceuticals. These products should be properly disposed of so that they do not cause any harm to the environment.
Indiscriminately disposing of these harmful products will create certain liabilities regarding complicated regulatory environmental laws. Thus, companies should look for such disposal companies, who can not only provide them with certified disposal processes but also conform with hazardous waste and recycling rules and regulations.
Peace of mind
Not destroying the unwanted products may cause serious trouble to your company in the form of brand erosion, increased liabilities, and legal costs due to violation of court orders. Thus, to avoid such situations, companies should look for secured certified product disposal companies that maintain the tracking, as well as security, of the products throughout the process.