Griffin helps client drastically improve green credentials

Over 300 tonnes of landfill has been diverted to recycling sites after Griffin Media Solutions assessed, researched and implemented a recycling action plan for the Mobility Furniture Company.

When consumers order reclining chairs, sofas and adjustable beds from MFC, their old furniture is taken away (should they wish) as part of the offer.

For years, the vast majority of the old furniture – over 300 tonnes a year – was ending up in landfill. That is the equivalent of 195 small trucks.

Recently under new management, the MFC team was keen to get on top of the situation as soon as possible.

“We’ve worked closely with Griffin Media Solutions for some time and know they are great at thinking outside the box and always up for a new challenge,” explains James Mitton, MFC managing director. “Account manager Natasha Wills analysed our needs, looked at the cost implications, and executed the agreed plan within a couple of weeks.”

Margins are tight in every industry and organisations are often sceptical that the cost of improving environmental credentials will be prohibitively expensive. A misconception in this case as the new arrangement has in fact reduced costs.

Natasha Wills, account manager at Griffin Media Solutions, comments:

“I visited the site to figure out the most effective method of recycling due to time and space constraints. After contacting a number of recycling companies, I was able to compare prices and efficiency, and a company called ETM Recycling seemed to meet MFC’s needs. Its skip hire service is similar to the process that MFC previously used, but 85% of the waste is diverted from landfill to a recycling centre in the UK. Anything that can’t be broken down and recycled is sent to an Refused Derived Fuel site and converted from waste into energy achieving zero to landfill targets.”

As ETM Recycling is local to MFC, the company’s carbon footprint has reduced even further as the travel time between the goods warehouse and recycling centre is minimal.

“I’m so proud that MFC is operating in an environmentally friendly way and of course am delighted that the new arrangement is actually cheaper too,” James says. “We’re now looking at other ways of reducing our environmental impact further.”

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