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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What we do and why

The Problem

Around 500,000 tonnes of furniture are sent to landfill every year in the UK and this figure has gone up over the last few years as offices churn more often and as furniture has changed with the changes in the workplace.

  • An area of forest nearly the size of the UK is destroyed each yearDeforestation
  • Up to 50% of total forest cover has now been destroyed by human activity
  • To manufacture just one 70kg desk requires 530kgs of extracted material
  • Re-using office furniture saves around ¾ the amount of carbon produced to create a new item.

The Solution - Creating a Valuable Resource

GreenWorks supplies communities nationally with a huge source of quality office furniture - and great value prices. There is a growing need.  With more than 180,000 charities, around 86% have incomes under £100,000! There are also just under 30,000 schools and over 26,000 nurseries & playschools, all of whom have tight budgets.  office set up

GreenWorks has already been responsible for diverting over 60,000 tonnes of furniture from landfill and have helped over 5,000 organisations, from charities to business start ups to nursery schools saving them around £2.5m by buying recycled or remade furniture.


Green-Works Facts

GreenWorks was founded in 2000

One of our first furniture removal and recycling jobs was to move 8000 desks

GreenWorks has helped over 5,000 charities and organisations providing low cost furniture

We've filled over 70 shipping containers with valuable school and office furniture for projects accross the world

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

We have helped our members become more sustainable

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

We were the first to recognise the tremendous scale that furniture was being land filled on

Over 800 training and employment places have been created