What Products Are Typically Destroyed
Products that are typically destroyed are those products that could hurt you, your stockholders or the general public if they fell into the wrong hands.
Products which could hurt YOU if not properly shredded
Imagine if someone got hold of some packaging and filled the packaging with inferior or harmful product and then sold the packages at a flea market. Your brand would certainly be harmed. If the product were dangerous, you could have serious liability. Suppose counterfeit products were found. They would have to be shredded.
Products which could hurt OTHERS if not properly shredded
Imagine you have a recalled product, such as a bike helmet (or something that can hurt children). Your liability is huge. The lawsuits for such products have bankrupted companies. Imagine if the product flaw is not noticeable. Now imagine their temptation to take the product out of the dumpster and resell the product. You don't want to bet your company's future on the good nature of your employees or any one else who has access to your dumpsters or even products after they leave your dumpster.
There was a customer in June who needed to destroy shoes which contained high levels of lead. These products could have harmful effects on people. If discovered, businesses could be liable for breaking the law as well as damages caused by the harmful product.
Of course, any product of yours that could hurt others will eventually hurt you too.