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GreenWorks is dedicated to helping the environment by diverting large quantities of redundant office and educational furniture from landfill with the prime aim of ‘re-use’. As part of the London Re-use Network which is made up of local charities and not for profit organizations that work together to deliver reuse and repair services, GreenWorks collects from very large office blocks to single office suites and provides second hand quality re-use furniture to charities, community and educational groups and small business via the network.

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GreenWorks and London Re-use update

7 November 2011

Update from September and a review of services

After the first few weeks of operation in our new offices we are writing to update you on our service offering and our intentions as we move forward.

 

London Re-use Ltd, the operating company of the London Community Resource Network (Company Reg. 07114380) moved quickly to secure the name and trading methods of GreenWorks following the failure of lease negotiations with the new landlord of the Wembley depot. GreenWorks Ltd ceased to trade and the site closed on 9th September 2011.

The GreenWorks brand and the core broking team is alive and well and is continuing to offer high quality commercial clearance services in our usual courteous and professional manner.

Those of you that contacted us recently to organise clearances or to make bookings will have seen no cessation or change to our methods of operation. We continue to book vehicles into the warehouse sites in East London, Bristol, the West Midlands and Scotland as usual.

Our intention is to ensure a stable and seamless transition for our clients, to improve our routes of communication and to use our expertise to develop our range of services for all of our clients and to the wider benefit of reuse in London.

LRL is the recipient of £8.1 million of funding from the London Waste & Recycling Board to promote reuse across the capital, significantly reducing landfill whilst promoting employment, training and volunteering opportunities in the reuse sector.

The significant targets that LRL are contracted to achieve will be met through the integration of the GreenWorks operation together with a network of depots, hubs and retail outlets that can provide first class re-use and recycling services.

As the network expands GreenWorks will be able to continue working with you to support your CSR and Environmental strategies in a much broader way with greater potential benefit to the society we serve.

Companies that have been part of one of GreenWorks' membership programmes and have fed furniture into us during 2011 will have their memberships extended without cost to the end of January 2012. Your membership certificates will be posted to you within the next 2 weeks

Please do not hesitate to contact the team if you or your clients have imminent or future projects where the reuse and recycling of redundant office, hotel, educational, domestic furniture and equipment is required.

The team are:-

John Fleming - Head of Commercial can be contacted on  john.fleming@green-works.co.uk

Eileen Browne - Commercial Services Manager - eileen.browne@green-works.co.uk

Leslie Josephs - Commercial Sales Manager - leslie.josephs@green-works.co.uk

Irene Pierre - Administration Manager - Irene.pierre@green-works.co.uk

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Green-Works Facts

GreenWorks celebrated its 10th birthday in 2010

We were the first to recognise the scale of the commerical furniutre problem with towards 500,000 tonnes of commercial furniture being dumped in landfill every year by companies

GreenWorks has helped over 5,500 charities and organisations providing low cost furniture

We have donated over 70 jam packed containers of valauable educational and office furniture across the developing world

Our volunteers programme has save the state over £500K in social benefit

We have 4 processing centres across the UK which combined offer over 100,000 sq ft of capacity to deal with unwanted items

GreenWorks was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise - Sustainable Development 2008