• Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The National Association for Information Destruction is an umbrella organization that coordinates commercial information destruction companies. These "professional shredders" destroy all sorts of material — from tons of highly sensitive corporate hard drives to dumpsters full of defective condoms. Association director Robert Johnson spoke with Susan Stamberg about the details and the demands of professional shredding, and the more interesting kind of work companies are often called to do.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from