3 Jun

It’s time for the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

So many products aren’t built to last anymore and, when they are sold at a very low price, they are clearly designed with this in mind. We seem to be living in a disposable society. Consequently, the amount of rubbish we produce is growing every day and, unfortunately, we are quickly running out of space in which to put it. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we cannot sustain our current throw-away lifestyle and need to reassess what we do with our waste. However, there are so many things we dispose of that could, and indeed should, be salvaged and put to good use.

Office Furniture is one of them.

When businesses expand or relocate, some items of furniture usually become either redundant or no longer suitable and it is estimated that in excess of 1,000 tonnes of office furniture are thrown away each year. However desks, cupboards and chairs in clean and good condition could all be reused.

Most office furniture is wood-based. It’s a disturbing fact that global deforestation is being driven by our seemingly unending demand for wood products. Although the majority of trees cut down are used for paper products and in the building industry, a significant amount goes into new furniture and, more importantly as far as we’re concerned, office furniture such as desks, chairs, tables and storage. So if we want to save the world’s forests, we need to reduce the amount of trees we fell and we can do this by reducing demand and, more importantly, reducing waste.


Apart from the impact new furniture has on deforestation, Defra estimate it takes 2.5 tons of Carbon emissions to create 1 ton of new office furniture. That’s a lot!

So why not do your bit to reduce this impact on the environment by re-using existing furniture rather than buying new? It will drastically reduce your Carbon footprint and improve your green credentials. Think about it.

We have long since believed in doing our bit to help the environment. So that’s why, as well as selling new office furniture, we also have a fantastic range of used items.

In fact, we have seen a steady increase in sales of used furniture. As everyone becomes increasingly more green-aware, more and more of our customers realise that, not only are they saving money by buying used items, but they are doing their bit for the environment too.

We want to divert as much used furniture as possible from landfill and put it back on the market. The second-hand furniture we sell has already been manufactured to a very high standard, because we only resell the best. So you can be sure that you’re getting top quality furniture at a fraction of the original price.

We have a wide range of items in our Manchester warehouse, with new stock coming in every day. All our second hand furniture is of the highest quality and we have solutions to suit most tastes and everyone’s budget.

In short, it’s time to learn the three R’s of the environment: reduce, reuse, recycle. So consider buying used office furniture – It’ll reduce your carbon footprint, help you meet CSR targets and enable you to do your bit to protect the Earth for future generations

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