Active Workplace Solutions is totally committed to reducing its impact on the environment. As an ISO:14001 Environmental Management accredited business, we have a responsibility to provide Sustainable Clearances to ensure that all our waste, and yours, is cleared in a sustainable manner.
The Need For Sustainable Waste Management Practices
Waste plastic in the ocean, greenhouse gasses such as methane in the air; it’s no secret that our planet is suffering. Irresponsible waste disposal practices are negatively affecting the planet and the environment around us. In the future, the United Kingdom could suffer an increased risk of flooding in both inland and coastal areas as a result of global warming and climate change.
As an environmentally responsible business, we take our commitment to the environment very seriously. This includes implementing the waste hierarchy our 'Waste not, Want not' scheme; reusing and recycling wherever possible, and disposing of all non-recyclable rubbish in responsible and ethical methods that comply with the latest guidelines and legislation.
What If Disposal Is Unavoidable?
If waste disposal is unavoidable and an item of office furniture cannot be disposed through more preferable means, we will ensure that the waste item is disposed of in a manner that follows the latest directives and environmental guidelines. In order to reduce disposal costs for our clients, we hold a current waste carrier licence, so we don’t need to use the services of third party waste carriers.
The Waste Hierarchy
Many people are familiar with ‘The Three Rs’, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Whilst the hierarchy is similar, it goes into more detail regarding different methods of waste management and lists them in order of most preferable to least preferable.
The most preferable method of waste management is to prevent items from becoming waste in the first place. This can include things such as, reducing the amount materials you use in order to reduce waste.
Some items of waste can be reused, thus being removed from the waste stream. For example, an item of office furniture your business no longer wants that is in good condition could be sold as second hand in order to prevent the item from being disposed of.
The word recycle means to turn an item of waste into a new product or substance. In the office interiors industry, there are lots of opportunities for recycling. For example, office environments generate waste such as paper and plastic. Consider how many trees are cut down every year to provide businesses with their supply of paper, think about how much paper (and how many trees) could be saved if offices swapped their paper from virgin sourced paper to alternatives sourced from recycled materials.
If you cannot prevent, reuse, or recycle the waste, the next most preferable method is recovery. This method of disposal involves recovering the energy from the waste in the form of fuel, heat, and power.
The least preferable method of waste management is disposal in landfill or incineration without energy recovery.
Sustainable Clearances For Office Furniture From Active Workplace Solutions
Since forming in 1999, the team at Active Workplace Solutions has become one of the most trusted businesses in the office and facility management industry. We can provide businesses with a wide range of services to enhance their workplace and improve their operations including office fit outs, relocation, furnishing and sustainable clearances.
So why should you choose to work with Active? What makes us special?
We pride ourselves on our dependability, personal service, and transparency. Simply put, when we say we’ll deliver, we always deliver. With regards to the removal of unwanted and old office furniture, we want to make every possible effort to up-cycle, recycle, or reuse furniture. Our 'Waste not, Want not' scheme provides us and our customers with the ability to help local charities and community organisation whilst at the same time reducing their impact on the environment and boosting the eco-friendliness of their business.
In addition to the above mentioned ISO14001 Environmental Management, the Active Workplace Solutions team have obtained numerous other accreditations from well respected institutions which are maintained year-on-year. Some of the other certifications we hold include:
- Investors In People,
- ISO9001 Quality Management,
- Exor Approved,
- Safe Contractor (Alumnus Group),
- CHAS accreditation.
If You Would Like To Make An Enquiry, Please Contact A Member Of Staff
If you are interested in any of our workplace solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team. We will be happy to assist you with your enquiry and answer any questions you have regarding our office interiors and facility management services.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team, you can do so by giving us a call on 0845 130 9066. However, if you would instead prefer to get in touch with a member of our team using the internet, please make your enquiry using one of the four methods below.
You can contact our team online by:
- Sending an email to Love@activeworkplacesolutions.co.uk.
- Filling out our contact form.
- Using the chat feature in the bottom right of your screen.
- Or by following us on Twitter or on Facebook.