Businesses in the north of the UK could be missing out on cost savings because they lack environmental awareness about recycling their waste furniture. In a survey by office movers Robinsons, facilities and office managers revealed that during the past year more than 15 per cent of northern businesses had disposed of up to 500 pieces of furniture.
This is 5 per cent higher than the national average and almost double that of any other region.
According to the research, northern businesses were also the least knowledgable about their environmental obligations compared to the midlands and the south.
Robinsons managing director Anthony Robinson said: By not understanding what is expected of them from an environmental point of view, businesses in the north could be damaging their reputations and be missing out on untapped income at a crucial time. Organisations can extract value and offset the cost of disposal from their end-of-life office furniture by working with an expert to sell it to other organisations for reuse or recycling.
Our survey showed that 80 per cent of northern businesses were not aware of this option a figure that was much higher than the national average. Coupled with the fact that businesses in the north are three times more likely to pay for disposal, companies in this region are missing out on an income stream that could prove invaluable at a time like this.