Most paper collected in 24 hours: San Diego County Credit Union breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
SAN DIEGO, CA, USA -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego's largest locally-owned financial institution, is committed to helping the community properly dispose of sensitive data, an effort that landed them their third World Record for the most paper collected in 24 hours; SDCCU's latest free Shred Day Event, held at three locations, resulted in a total of 33,640 pounds of paper collected and shredded, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: SDCCU's latest free Shred Day Event, held at three locations, resulted in a total of 33,640 pounds of paper collected and shredded. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament is 2,950 and was achieved by Oomba, Inc. (USA) at Gen Con 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, on 17 August 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people wearing paper crowns; it was 1,324 people and was achieved by Dr. Sathyanarayanan Venkataswamy (India) at Sathya Diabetic Centre, at Kanchipuram, in Tamilnadu, India, on 22 July 2014.
"The proper disposal of confidential, personal information is more important than ever, and providing this free service allows SDCCU to help protect our customers and the community at large to minimize the risk of identity theft." said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU president and CEO.
"SDCCU is committed to helping our community go green through these efforts—and by offering secure paperless banking services such as eStatements and eReceipts."
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day Events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled more than 1.8 million pounds of paper (or over 913 tons) at no charge, saving over 15,800 trees (roughly 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree).
The events have also saved the community over $200,000 in costs associated with shredding documents.