Office Needs is a Basildon Business Awards Winner for “Environmental Awareness” and has also won the Carbon Smart Gold Award, proving that environmental awareness is of prime importance.

Its environmental and recycling initiatives, best practice and instigation of green initiatives are driven by its membership of the Carbon Smart programme. The plan has helped Office Needs identify and assess its environmental impact and carbon footprint.

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Ways in which Office Needs is helping the environment include:

  • Solar panels installed on the roof of the Office Needs building.

  • It has also switched electricity supply to Ecotricity who only supply 100% green electricity, helping Britain move towards a more sustainable way of living.

  • Replacement of all lighting throughout the building to new energy efficient lighting with motion sensors reducing electricity consumption when not required.

  • Electric vehicles – a number of zero emission vehicles are used by the sales team and by our delivery drivers, we have plans to expand the electric fleet further in the future.

  • Restructured vehicle routing to reduce emissions from the diesel vehicles.

  • We pick and pack our own products in boxes according to size of items, thus minimising waste and reuse packaging where possible.

Recycled Products

Office Needs promotes recycled and environmentally friendly products in its catalogue. It can also supply a range of promotional products made from used car tyres, plastic water bottles, plastic cups, paper, cardboard and other waste products.

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Reducing Landfill

In partnership with Essex Wildlife Trust, Office Needs offers Essex and London businesses a free printer cartridge collection and recycling service. All monies raised from the printer cartridges go directly to Essex Wildlife Trust for local wildlife projects.
Businesses across the area can now dispose of their used printer cartridges and old mobile phones knowing that they will be helping to reduce landfill, ensuring the cartridges and phones will be remanufactured or recycled.

When delivering new office furniture, Office Needs can collect any old unrequired furniture from the customer and donate it to Hamelin Trust and Lighthouse. The charities then sell the items in their charity shops.

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