DETROIT, MAY 2, 2018 – Comerica Bank is partnering with Iron Mountain Incorporated and Re-Source Partners to provide consumers and small businesses with free shredding and electronics recycling on Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Comerica Park.
Now in its 11th year, Shred Day helps consumers protect their identity and the environment while supporting those in need in our community.
"Research shows identity fraud affected 16.7 million U.S. consumers in 2017 -- an all-time high,” said Michael T. Ritchie, president of Comerica Bank-Michigan. “We’re proud to partner with Iron Mountain and Re-Source Partners again to provide a safe way to help consumers and small businesses protect personal information while also reducing the amount of paper and small electronics that end up in landfills."
Almost 40,000 pounds of paper were securely destroyed at last year’s Shred Day before being turned into pulp and recycled. The process of recycling paper into new paper products generates 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water. Small electronics weighing almost 9,000 pounds were also collected and securely recycled.
Comerica Bank also will help shred hunger at the event. Representatives from Gleaners Community Food Bank will be on-site to collect cash donations and nonperishable food items.
Since being launched in Michigan 11 years ago, Shred Day has become a Comerica signature community event that is also held in the bank’s Dallas, Houston and Phoenix markets, and plays an integral role in the bank's corporate sustainability initiative.
Comerica Park is located at 2100 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. For more information and a complete list of accepted and prohibited items, please visit www.comerica.com/ShredDay.
About Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Since its founding in Detroit in 1849, Comerica Bank has been making a positive difference in the lives of Michigan residents, helping its customers be successful and providing financial assistance to help charitable organizations meet their diverse goals. From its multi-million-dollar restoration of Comerica Bank Center to its naming rights agreement for Comerica Park to its sponsorship of Little Caesar’s Arena and the Comerica Players Club to its naming rights partnership for the Comerica Gridiron Club and Suites at The New Ford Field, Comerica continues to be an active participant in Detroit’s downtown revitalization. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/Comerica. Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares.