Visit Belfast & Habitat For Humanity Rearranging the Furniture
Did you know that in the UK we throw away more than 300,000 tonnes of reusable furniture every year? It’s a massive problem and usually caused by the fact that bulky waste doesn’t fit in bins and often not even in cars, so individuals and businesses find it difficult to ethically dispose.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that NOTHING they dispose of ends up in landfill. Ahead of recycling and energy recovery, our priority is always to find a way to reuse.
This month we were presented with a fantastic opportunity to make one organisation’s waste a valuable resource to another.
The team at Visit Belfast Welcome Centre let us know that they had some excellent shelving, flooring, chairs and display cabinets which were no longer required.
Over the past few years we have been working closely with Habitat For Humanity Northern Ireland. Through their ‘ReStore’ project, the charity sells donated new and used building supplies and home improvement materials at 50-75 percent of the normal retail price.
Earlier this week we joined Habitat for Humanity at Welcome Centre to collect the items. When resold, all profits from the furniture will be used to help fund the organisation’s work with other local and international charities and communities to improve the quality of housing and community buildings for vulnerable groups.
Danny Paton, Customer Accounts Manager with ISL says:
“We were delighted to be able to link our client Visit Belfast with our charity partner Habitat for Humanity and to implement a circular economy model and circular economy thinking.”
“As a waste management firm, we are constantly looking for innovative solutions that fit with client budgets, while also delivering tangible benefits to the wider community both environmentally and economically.”
If we can help you help others and the environment, please get in touch with the team.