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The Circular Economy is Here to Stay

The Covid-19 pandemic slightly detracted from Earth Day celebrations earlier this year, it also has the potential to overshadow other worthwhile events and initiatives, most of which were going from strength to strength pre-lockdown.

One such initiative is the Circular Economy, and here Scotland is at the forefront of the movement. Supported by the local Chambers of Commerce, cross-border partnerships and both local and central government, lots of organisations across all sectors are getting on board. The main reason for the interest in this area is that it just makes sense.

You don’t have to dig too deep to understand the benefits and support the Circular Economy philosophy. Smart people and smart businesses, can see the benefit of making the most out of what we have and reusing, repurposing or reengineering where possible to extend the lifetime of a product.

From the founding of the company 10 years ago, Recycle Scotland have talked the talk while also walking the walk. The company was set up to tackle the amount of waste there was at the time in the disposal of office furniture that was no longer deemed fit for purpose or just no longer needed.

Recycle Scotland’s founding principles still apply in 2020:

Develop relationships with organisations and assist them with the responsible disposal of their office furniture.

Look at how existing furniture can be reengineered and reused – either for the same client or for new clients.

Separate out component parts for recycling and send to landfill, the absolute minimum amount of waste.

A recent webinar on creating a circular workplace brought together expertise from the public and private sector and showcased a new office fit-out in London that embodied everything that is positive about the Circular Economy and how the principles can be applied widely. The video of the webinar can be found here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC4Ps5ySiPo – and is well worth watching.

The Circular Economy is here to stay and needs to be a cornerstone of your Corporate Social Responsibility policies.

Recycle Scotland are a leading office furniture recycling enterprise in Scotland, working with all sizes of businesses; large corporations, local authorities, SMEs and the Third Sector. Contact Lewis Myler today to find out more about how they can help your business right now lewis.myler@recycle-scotland.co.uk