Local recycling scheme earns £1,000 for Jersey Hospice
A furniture recycling scheme operated by local company, Style Office, has been so successful in its first six months, it has already raised £1,000 for Jersey Hospice Care.
Style Office partnered with UK furniture recycling company, Green-works, to offer all clients the opportunity to send their unwanted furniture to the UK for recycling, a service previously unavailable in the Channel Islands. Since Style Office launched the scheme in July 2007, four locally based businesses have used the service. For each of these Style Office has donated £250 to Jersey Hospice Care.
The scheme gives Style Office customers the option of recycling unwanted furniture, which traditionally is dumped or incinerated. The service forms part of Style Office’s policy of promoting environmentally friendly practices. The company already supplies office furniture made from recycled or recyclable materials.
In addition to the environmental benefits of this scheme, Style Office is committed to helping the local community. For every container of furniture shipped to Green-works Style Office donates £250 to Jersey Hospice Care.
Green-works is a not for profit organisation which processes, reuses and recycles unwanted office furniture at their depots in London and around the country. Green-works accepts all office furniture, in any condition, including chairs, notice boards, desks, safes, pictures, fire extinguishers, lamps, heaters and even waste bins. The company guarantees that nothing ends up in landfill; what cannot be reused is recycled. Reusable furniture is refurbished or remanufactured and sold at very low rates to charities, schools, community groups and hospitals. In addition, Green-works provides employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged groups as well as creating jobs in deprived areas.
Paul Watson, Director, Style Office, commented:
“We are thrilled that so many companies have already utilised our new recycling service as part of their office refurbishments. It is not only great news for the environment but also great news for Jersey Hospice Care to whom we are donating £250 for every furniture shipment made to the UK. We hope that in 2008 even more businesses consider using our scheme.”
Katrina Bell, Fundraising Manager, Jersey Hospice Care, added:
“It’s fantastic that Style Office has chosen Jersey Hospice Care to benefit from this innovative recycling scheme. I hope the benefits to both the environment and the Hospice will really encourage more companies to use the scheme! Well done Style Office.”