News: Collaborators plan future at office furniture workshop
A workshop on furniture reuse, organised by the CRR, was attended by over thirty delegates from a wide variety of organisations including purchasers, manufacturers, facilities management companies and third sector organisations.
Monday, 14th September 2009
The aim of the workshop was to develop work programmes for the CRR’s collaborative project on furniture reuse. By bringing together such a wide variety of organisations, this hugely successful event will be used as a catalyst to develop a market for remanufactured and reused office furniture. At the event, five projects were initiated which addressed corporate reuse, rental, design, public procurement and the third sector. We hope that engagement across these diverse areas will raise the profile of reuse and remanufacturing office furniture. It was clear from the organisations that attended the event, that there is a desire by both users and suppliers of furniture to reuse as much as possible; however, there is a lack of established markets and industry to reuse and remanufacture suitable furniture. Over the next six months these projects will address some of these issues, reduce the amount of furniture going to landfill and save money for companies using office furniture in this difficult time. If you would like to be involved in this project, please contact Ben Walsh.