Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Most Paper Collected in 24 hours: Comerica Bank breaks Guinness World Records' record
DALLAS, TX, USA -- Comerica Bank, information management services firm Iron Mountain Incorporated and KDFW FOX 4 set another world record 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; the event, designed to raise awareness of identity theft protection and sustainability, resulted in the collection of 401,925 pounds of paper in a single day, which surpassed the previous Guinness World Records world record by more than 63 tons, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Comerica Bank, information management services firm Iron Mountain Incorporated and KDFW FOX 4 set another world record, earning a 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. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the most paper collected in 24 hours at multiple venues is 210,025.97 kg (463,028 lb) and was achieved by Shred-it Denver (USA) in Denver, USA, on 19 May 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most clothes collected in 24 hours; it weighed 6,880 kg (15,167 lb 12 oz) and was achieved by ASDE - Explorers of Murcia (Spain) at the Guadalentín Sports Complex in Murcia, Spain, from 17-18 April 2010.
"Each year at Shred Day DFW, we serve more and more North Texans by shredding their sensitive paper documents for free, increase the positive impact to the local environment and help collect more food and donations for the North Texas Food Bank, our non-profit beneficiary," said J. Patrick Faubion, Texas Market President for Comerica Bank.
"Setting two world records within three years is a testament to the need and desire of North Texans to protect themselves from identity theft and to keep their sensitive documents out of local landfills. As the largest bank headquartered in Texas, we're proud to have hosted not only the largest single community shredding effort in Texas, but in the world."
In 2012, at the second annual Shred Day DFW event, Comerica Bank, Iron Mountain and KDFW FOX 4 earned their first World Records honor for collecting 111,920 pounds of paper documents.
In September 2013, CBS Atlanta (WGCL-TV) and Recall claimed the world record honor for collecting 275,750 pounds of paper in a 24-hour period.
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