Shackletons, the health and care furniture specialists, partner with Bright Green Contracts to deliver an environmentally friendly solution when swapping new furniture for old at NHS key worker accommodation in Surrey.
Shackletons were contracted to refurbish 118 individual residential flats at St Peter’s Hospital, on behalf of client Viridian Housing, which saw them embracing the client’s intent to be at the forefront of furniture recycling.
Traditional disposal methods, such as landfill and incineration, were avoided thanks to Shackletons partnership with Bright Green Contracts; specialists in removal and redistribution of redundant furniture. In total 13,250 kg of furniture was diverted from landfill and 52,000 CO2e (CO2 emissions) prevented from being released into the atmosphere.
Jason Bloom, national sales manager at Shackletons says: “Working with Bright Green Contracts ensured 900 pieces of redundant furniture were taken from the complex and given a sustainable future with no harm to the environment. We are pleased to say all items were donated to charities Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. The furniture will be used for re-sale through 17 retail outlets to raise funds for the continuation of palliative care and support for patients and their families living in central Surrey.”
“Thank you to everyone at Viridian, Bright Green and Shackletons for their generosity. The furniture donated is fantastic and will go a long way in helping us to raise funds to allow the charity to continue the work we do. The service is invaluable and hopefully more charities like ourselves will benefit in the future.” Hazel Hughes, Woking and Sam Beare Hospice.