Go Green With Your Office Furniture
When your office and working environment undergo a drastic change, whether this is due to an office move or construction taking place, many companies are unsure how to dispose of (or store) their office furniture to correspond with the correct regulations. In recent years, developments in legislation and regulation have brought environmental practices into the limelight.
A study published in the Environmental Research Letters journal showed that a staggering 97% of scientists believe that climate change is manmade. With this evidence being so clear, it’s a stark reminder that as a nation, we need to do everything we can to be as eco-friendly as possible. This is something the world’s governments agree upon, with 195 nations at the Paris Convention agreeing to keep the increase in the average global temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Make sure you read all about it here.
For business owners, the green legislation is starting to take full effect, especially for larger corporations, who will receive tighter regulations. One of the ways companies can make sure they remain within the parameters of this is through disposing of their office furniture in the most eco-friendly way possible. That’s why environmentally friendly waste disposal company, Enviro Waste is here to offer some tips.
Office recycling for small businesses
For startups and small businesses, the most responsible thing you can do with your spare office furniture is to sell it or donate it to someone who needs it. If you are moving out of the office, then it might be worthwhile trying to make a deal with the business moving in, or one of the other offices in the building. Not only will this save you the hassle of arranging and paying for the removal of furniture, but it is also good for our planet. In some cases, you may be able to recoup some of the money from the initial investment to buy some new furniture.
If you’re upgrading your furniture and staying in the same office, a great thing you can do is list the unwanted furniture on sites such as Craigslist, Gumtree, and Freecycle. You can now even put them on Facebook marketplace or newspapers to make local businesses aware that you are selling. This is much better option than hauling it down to the tip and creating more waste.
Repurpose your office furniture
If your office furniture is still in tip-top condition, but you still need more space your existing workforce or even an expanding workforce, consider repurposing your existing furniture to give them a new lease of life. Maybe you can turn an old corner workstation into a straight-a desk. It’s always worth taking a look at what you have first before you consider getting rid of it.
Recycle your office furniture via a waste disposal company
Environmentally friendly companies like Enviro Waste are probably the easiest option of disposing of your office furniture, although it would cost more. However, if your time is valuable and you don’t mind spending that little bit extra for somebody to dispose of it for you, then this is probably for you. Enviro Waste also works with local house associates and charities such as the British Heart Foundation.