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Reducing Landfill Mass by securing successful long term deployment of unwanted office furniture otherwise bound for Landfill
Description/achievement of initiative

To reduce Landfill Mass by diverting materials bound for Landfill. We currently save over 1000 tonnes of unwanted office furniture going to Landfill per annum and our aim is to increase this to 5000 tonnes per annum by 2025. Nothing we divert is ever sent to Landfill.

Implementation methodologies

We work with Logistics companies who have tendered to clear and empty commercial buildings of all materials. Part of this tender is a cost for Landfill charges. In diverting the furniture to Mango Partnership we stop this additional Mass going to UK Landfill. Mango Partnership work with Commercial Real Estate partners who offer their clients empty Commercial Real Estate for us to store diverted furniture, while we seek alternative uses for it. These clients of our Real Estate partners gain a financial benefit when we vacate against established business costs because of our work, which is why they agree to our occupation. After this occupation, the furniture is taken to it's new permanent location or to Community Interest Companies to be gradually filtered back into usage by recycling responsibly and refurbishing where possible and necessary. Nothing is ever sent to Landfill.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Capacity building will be via growth implementation with increased penetration of the Commercial Real Estate Agents environment.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Mango Partnership governs this initiative. We liaise with our Commercial Real Estate Partners to source empty Commercial Real Estate. We liaise and manage our Logistics partners to ship the furniture to be stored in the empty Commercial Real Estate. We liaise with Local Government to ensure our process meets current legislative demands. We extract the furniture from the Real Estate to be reused in other locations, primarily through Community Interest Companies.

Partner(s)

Mango Partnership Ltd, Jones Lang LaSalle, G L Hearn Ltd, Office Furniture Recycling Centres CIC, Commercial Moving Services Ltd, Ellanstone,
Progress reports
Goal 12
Goal 13
2020
Increase tonnage saved by 20%
2021
Increase tonnage saved by 20%
2023
Increase tonnage saved by 20%
2025
Total annual tonnage saved = 5000
Staff / Technical expertise
We seek to increase both staff and add more technical expertise.

Basic information
Time-frame: December 2019 - December 2025
Partners
Mango Partnership Ltd, Jones Lang LaSalle, G L Hearn Ltd, Office Furniture Recycling Centres CIC, Commercial Moving Services Ltd, Ellanstone,
Countries
Contact information
Anthony Boggild, Mr, tony@mangopartnership.co.uk
United Nations