RECYCLE Scotland has introduced a strategic partnership with the College of Dundee to re-engineer the college’s furnishings as a sustainable resolution to disposal.
Scotland’s main office furnishings recycling organisation took the present furnishings offsite to be repaired and reupholstered, and has additionally collected extra redundant furnishings to be recycled or bought to different companies.
As an alternative choice to shopping for new, the preliminary undertaking has saved roughly 600kg of furnishings from going to landfill – equal to roughly 0.6 metric tonnes of CO2 – and has generated financial savings of round £5,000 for the College.
The undertaking is a part of a long-term strategic partnership that can see Recycle Scotland re-engineering the huge quantity of furnishings in want of potential restore throughout the campus to additional help the round financial system.
Working with Recycle Scotland has enabled the College of Dundee to drive its dedication to the United Nations’ Sustainable Growth Objectives by supporting accountable manufacturing and consumption.
Drew Carmichael, Director of Recycle Scotland, stated: “As one of many largest carbon contributors within the office, the accountable administration of furnishings waste is essential.
“The numerous environmental influence of this undertaking, in addition to the fee financial savings, is a testomony to the worth of a zero waste and round method to office furnishings.”
In 2022, Recycle Scotland labored with companies throughout Scotland to save lots of 255,000kg of furnishings from landfill, reusing or recycling over 97% of furnishings into part components.