no one needs an office in a landfill.
If you have office furniture that you no longer want or need, workspace interiors can help. Our consultants can evaluate your furniture inventory and offer options for reuse, all with a “zero landfill” goal. The intent is for these used products to be placed back into service for re-use with other organizations, or because of age and condition of the used products, be recycled into new usable products. There are many options from which to choose, with social, environmental, and economic benefits.
- [download] phase 2 program 2011 – finding a new purpose
Our consultants can assist you in developing a market price for your used furniture, acting as an agent to sell your used furniture on the open market, or possibly receiving credit to help offset the cost of your new Steelcase furniture for your workplace.
More than just helping the environment, you can also help others. workspace interiors, along with Steelcase, helps businesses match their used office furniture, in addition to other equipment, with non-profit and charitable organizations around the globe. With a global reach, from U.S. cities devastated by natural disasters to countries desperately trying to rebuild their infrastructures, using this option offers significant benefits to both donors and recipients. This effort has extended the useful life of thousands of furniture products and has dramatically reduced the amount of waste dumped to landfills.
Reclaiming the can materials found in office furniture and other assets is not always a small undertaking because of many variables. Yet, there is merit to recycling. Steelcase identifies materials found in used furniture that can be reclaimed and made into something new again. We can help to determine the feasibility and value for you.
see how the victor2 recycling center, by steelcase can help your office with its environmental initiatives
Although your office is done using certain furniture, could other locations within your organization benefit from using it? Our asset management solutions can help. We can keep an inventory of exactly what you have, where it is, and if it’s available–making it easy to manage while making your investment go farther.
Sometimes refurbishing your existing Steelcase furniture with new fabrics and finishes, as well as adding new components, can extend your furniture investment. Reusing some existing furniture in your project may also help earn credit towards LEED® certification.
design for end-of-use
Products designed for easy disassembly allows components to be separated easily and quickly for replacement or recycling.
Read about one example: our Think chair.