Recycling helps everyone, and here at Better Furniture we are doing our bit!
Our Better Logistics Warehouse on Harfreys Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth has its fair share of packaging, with every piece of furniture wrapped in protective layers for its
journey through the transportation process.
The cardboard from all boxes used to be a problem and our warehouse manager looked for solutions to save this all going to landfill.
Our new compactor turns huge amounts of cardboard into neat blocks, the machine strings it up and deposits the block the other end.
The blocks weigh approx 440kg each!
As can be seen these are stacked next to a container and when a full 40ft container
is acheived this is collected and taken to a recycling plant to become other products.
The cardboard is effectively given a whole new life!
We are committed to waste minimisation at Better Logistics warehouse and fully
realise recycling helps everyone.
Waste minimisation is a term which refers to the whole process of sending less waste
to landfill and incineration but instead finding ways to reduce, reuse or recycle it.
This is often referred to as the 3R’s – Reduce, Reuse or Recycle.
A few facts of fun about recycling helps everyone.
Recycling a stack of newspapers just 3 feet high can save one tree.
Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil,
three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water!
To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!
Most rubbish collected from homes in the UK is buried in large holes in the ground
(often old quarries) called landfill sites. Many of our current landfill sites are
nearly full and we are rapidly running out of suitable land to create more.
We need to do as much as we can to recycle at home and within the business environment.
Recycling helps everyone!
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