De-carbonisation is one element of sustainable development. Simply wasting less of everything – time, effort, energy, food, fuel etc., is a free and easy way for everyone to start reducing their carbon consumption. Ideally we need to consume less, buy better and use for longer when it comes to our purchases.
Capturing waste for re-manufacture into new products is another way to reduce carbon, and additionally reduces the destruction of natural habitats all over the world as we satisfy our desire for more stuff. This called the circular economy.
JPA Workspaces were delighted to help the illustrate circularity in the furniture manufacturing process by supplying a range of ‘circular’ chairs and tables on the stages and interview area at the Hertfordshire LEP’s Opportunity Herts Annual Conference on 8th December. The chairs and tables on both stages reflected waste reduction, circularity and innovation, being made from a range of materials including recycled denim, army fatigues, coffee sacks, plastic bottles, cardboard and renewable sources including hemp and flax.
Richard Cooksey, COO of JPA says “it’s important to us as a business that we reflect a responsible approach to business in the way we operate, through our services and products. When designing new workspaces for our clients, end of life product decommissioning is a key consideration alongside materiality and carbon footprint, so we can make sure that every piece is manufactured in a way that it can be re-used at end of life. We also provide a take-back service to enable re-use, recycling and zero to landfill.”