Furniture Village Achieves Zero Waste To Landfill

24-07-13(1)picFurniture Village, a chain of 40 UK-wide furniture stores, has achieved its goal sending zero waste to landfill.

Working in partnership with recycling and re-use organizations, the company has announced that it is diverting over 2000 tonnes away from landfill every year.

The furniture retailer works with DS Smith Recycling and the Furniture Re-use Network, collecting unwanted furniture from its customers’ homes when delivering new stock and finds new homes for the old furniture.

Andy Long, Furniture Village – “Over the past five years Furniture Village has been investigating ways to reduce its impact on the environment, by supporting charitable works via diverting useful furniture returns to local and national charities”

According to the company this has includes donating 3,500 pieces of furniture to the British Heart Foundation, which runs a chain of furniture and electricals shops.

DS Recycling diverts the remaining waste away from landfill, which it says equates to 2,500 tonnes each year.

Andy Long, group warehouse controller at Furniture Village said: “Over the past five years Furniture Village has been investigating ways to reduce its impact on the environment, by supporting charitable works via diverting useful furniture returns to local and national charities. This has the added benefit of reducing [our] environmental impact.”

 

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