It has been my colleagues jobs to look through the order history for our bureau personlisation jobs recently (this is where we print the base artwork onto a full colour solid plastic cards and hold them in stock for customer to call off when new members join).
It is amazing that we have quite a number of customers who have plastic cards in stock yet have not called them off from there stock for over 12 months,
We have decided to politely enquiry as to whether they still need them as unfortunately our storage space is not endless.
If the cards are no longer require we will securely destroy them.
Alternatively if they are still require we will hold them for a further 6 months. If they are not required within this time we will contact the customer again and ask if they requirement them destroying or posting to them.
I do not envy my colleague having this job as it is quite time consuming!