Furniture Village Case Study
Furniture Village is keen to reduce its impact on the environment and to better use the resources it has.
Organisation: Furniture Village
Furniture Village is keen to reduce its impact on the environment and to better use the resources it has. It has a commitment to zero waste, recovering furniture for reuse and diverting the remaining materials away from landfil.
Furniture Village collects over 20,000 items of old items of furniture from customers while delivering new stock, enough, on average, to fully furnish over 1,300 two-bed flats annually. It works with two re-use organisations, providing items for re-use to help local communities and households in need of furniture.
It has donated 3,500 pieces of furniture to the British Heart Foundation and works with the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN), a charitable organisation which supports and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK.
DS Smith helps Furniture Village to divert all remaining waste, segregating paper, plastics and card for recycling.
The furniture donations to the British Heart Foundation has generated more than £43,000 of revenue, which helps the BHF provide care, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.
As a result of direct deliveries, 96% of waste can be diverted and 4% through the use of multi-stop collection vehicles, reducing 975 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Furniture Village has fulfilled its zero waste commitment, with 2,500 tonnes being diverted away from landfill each year.
Quote from Andy Long, Group Warehouse Controller
"By working with DS Smith, Furniture Village has fulfilled its commitment to zero waste. It has helped us to ensure strict adherence to the waste hierarchy in line with government targets."