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DS Smith Recycling helps Furniture Village meet zero waste commitment

Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 | Author: Paul Sanderson

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Retailer Furniture Village has met its zero waste commitment to recover furniture for reuse and recycling other materials.

Around 2,500 tonnes of goods have been diverted from landfill as a result.

The company collects around 20,000 items of old furniture from customers each year and works with reuse organisations such as charities such as British Heart Foundation and the Furniture Reuse Network.

Working with DS Smith Recycling, it has also diverted all other waste from landfill through segregating paper, plastics and card for recycling.

Furniture Village group warehouse controller Andy Long 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 the environmental impact by diverting waste from landfill.”

DS Smith Recycling national commercial manager Tim Price said: “We encourage all of our customers to work towards zero waste, identifying the most suitable solutions for them. This is great news that Furniture Village is putting reuse at the top of its agenda and properly adhering to the waste hierarchy.”

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