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Responsible Office Furniture Recycling: The Importance Of Businesses Being Eco-Conscious

It’s important for any business to be eco-conscious in this day and age. Businesses, big and small, are making an impact on the planet. So how can you minimise this? Well, if you are moving offices, you can take steps to ensure that your old furniture is recycled rather than simply being thrown away. This may sound like a laborious process, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Read on to find out how your furniture can make a difference to those who need it, and how easy it is to get the ball rolling and recycle those unwanted goods.

Don’t bin it – recycle it!

As businesses get bigger and look to move to new premises, it can be easy to just have all of your desks, chairs and other furnishings taken away and forget about it. That’s all well and good until you start thinking about the huge waste issue in the UK, where the amount of rubbish ending up in landfill is rising and rising. So how can businesses do their bit for the planet with a minimal amount of effort? Well, that’s where a reputable office clearance company comes in. You can be sure that a company is making a real effort to cut down on waste if you see that they are registered as a Licensed Waste Carrier with the UK Environment Agency. This means that their efforts are carefully regulated, so you can be certain that your office furniture is being dealt with appropriately. What effect will your old furniture have though?

It makes a difference

By recycling your old office furniture, you can be sure that what would otherwise have ended up in landfill will be going to a good cause. Recycled furniture can end up in all sorts of places, both near and far away from home. One donation of 2,000 desks from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants made a real difference to one community. The desks were donated from their London exam centre, with the ACCA wanting to be sure that they were put to good use and not wasted. With the help of charities, 1200 of the desks were donated to a school in Sierra Leone – where they are making a real difference to the lives of over 200 children, who now have a desk to work and learn at every day. Those desks certainly would not have made such a difference in landfill!

There’s no reason not to recycle

There’s no need to worry about time or effort either. When you work with an office clearance company, recycling your old furniture works in exactly the same way as if you were getting them to dispose of it. You pick a date and a time, they come to collect the goods and hey presto! – It’s all taken out of your hands. There is no stress whatsoever involved, and you can rest assured that you have made a difference – both to a community who needs it and the planet. So what are you waiting for? If you’re moving office and your old furniture isn’t coming with you, you know what to do!

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Ben Livings is the Director for the eco-conscious London Office Clearance. Ben believes it is extremely important for businesses to dispose of anything that is recyclable sensibly, keeping the environment in mind at all times.

2 Comments

  1. adding to this ,A recycling service provider will assist you in recycling your waste. Ensure they are a registered waste carrier who can collect, recycle or dispose of your waste in a compliant way.
    thank you

  2. An insightful piece on the responsibility of business furniture companies to be more environmentally aware. The resale and second hand market place is thriving and is proof that the second life for office furniture really works. Most top brand furniture makes can easily and simply be refurbished and fulfil any modern office needs. Far better that these products should be reused and help preserve the environment than being simply scrapped.

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